Why, er, no, he didn’t, but how charming that the senator would continue to say so fully 11 months after that was debunked.
You make the call: Deliberate faux-innocent smear or well-meaning ignoramus? I’m inclined towards the latter just because it seems so hapless and heavy-handed that if it was deliberate it’d be more artfully done. Dropping the phrase “Islamic manchurian candidate” in the midst of his “apology”? C’mon.