Mitt Romney

Romney Forgives Melissa Harris-Perry For Her Comments on His Adopted African-American Grandson

Says the MSNBC host's apology "was clearly heartfelt"

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(Reuters)—Former U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said on Sunday he is ready to "move on" and has forgiven MSNBC television host Melissa Harris-Perry for a segment that joked about his adopted African-American grandson.

"They apologized for it, and that's all you can ask for," Romney said on 'Fox News Sunday'. He said Harris-Perry's apology "was clearly heartfelt, and we accept that."

The comments from the 2012 presidential nominee and former Massachusetts governor were his first about Harris-Perry's emotional on-air apology and explanation on Saturday about the controversial segment.

Romney said he understands public figures are fair targets for criticism, "but children—that's beyond the line."