Howard Dean Apologizes for Calling ‘American Sniper’ Watchers ‘Very Angry,’ Slams ‘Right-Wing Nut Jobs’ (Video)

“I make no apologies to all the thousands of right-wing nut jobs who’ve been tweeting me,” Dean says

Last Updated: January 28, 2015 @ 8:26 AM

Former presidential contender Howard Dean apologized Tuesday for calling moviegoers who see “American Sniper” very angry.

“I’ll apologize to the veterans, I haven’t seen the movie, and I think it was wrong,” Dean said on MSNBC’s “Hardball.” Dean had made the remarks during an appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher” on Friday.

“There’s a lot of anger in this country and the people who go see this movie are people who are very angry,” he said on Maher’s panel.

While apologizing Tuesday, Dean noted one group he wont make amends with: “I make no apologies to all the thousands of right-wing nut jobs who’ve been tweeting me.”

Actor Gary Sinise slammed Dean’s comments Monday, writing Chris Kyle’s story deserved to be told and his comments aren’t helpful.

“I saw ‘American Sniper’ and would not consider myself to be an angry person,” Sinise wrote on WhoSay. “You certainly have a right to make stupid blanket statements, suggesting that all people who see this film are angry, but how is that helpful sir?”

Watch video of Dean’s apology.