Hegseth: I Don't Accept Dean's 'Ridiculous Apology' to Vets
The "Outnumbered" panel sounded off against Howard Dean's apology for his remarks that "American Sniper" viewers are "people who are very angry."
Dean apologized Tuesday night, but only to veterans for the remarks he made. He originally speculated that there is an "intersection" between people who have seen the film and the tea party.
"I apologize to the veterans," Dean said on MSNBC. "I haven't seen the movie and I think it was wrong. I talked to a lot of people about it. I make no apologies to all the thousands of right-wing nut jobs who have been Twitter-ing me with nasty language. But I do apologize to the veterans. We owe them a lot and I think this movie was much more nuanced than I thought."
Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, slammed Dean on "Outnumbered" today, stating that Dean is ridiculous and that he doesn't accept his apology.
"No, it's ridiculous," Hegseth said. "What he's been saying is ridiculous. And how ironic that a man who ran an entire presidential campaign premised on anger is the one calling middle America angry."
"This is the guy who made the comments screaming on the stage," he added. "This guy is anger."
Andrea Tantaros remarked that she's not surprised he hasn't seen the film.
"But when he says Americans or right-wing nut jobs, I mean Howard Dean is the most visible nut job," Tantaros stated. "In fact, he should get together with Michael Moore and they should make a movie called American nut job about him. Maybe he can be teaching us to control our emotions."
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