"Meet the Press" host David Gregory has apologized after using the term "Grand Wizard" when discussing the fallout from accusations of sexual harassment against GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain.
"Grand Wizard" is a title once given to the leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
Gregory made the remark Wednesday on NBC's "Today" after anchor Ann Curry asked him whether some in the Republican Party wish Cain would just "go away" in the wake of the accusations.
“Well there is no, you know, Grand Wizard in the party right now who can really force the issue. I’ve talked to Cain’s advisers in Iowa, they think their support is still strong there, that it’s not falling," Gregory said.
He subsequently posted an apology on Twitter, saying: "'Wizard' remark this morning was a very poor choice of words. Did not mean to make that connection at all. Was not thinking. I apologize."
You can watch the initial comment below, via NBC: