Mitt Romney said Thursday that “back in high school I did some dumb things” but insisted that the prep school pranks chronicled in a news story were never intended to target gay students specifically.
“They talked about the fact that I played a lot of pranks in high school, and they described some that, boy, you just say to yourself, 'Back in high school,' you know, 'I did some dumb things.' If anyone was hurt by that or offended by that, obviously, I apologize. But overall, high school years were a long time ago,” Romney said on the “Kilmeade & Friends” radio program.
As for the victim at the center of the Post's piece, Romney said he wasn't aware that he was gay.
"I had no idea this person might have been gay. As the article points out, I participated in a lot of hijinks, pranks during high school and some may have gone too far, and for that I apologize."
Via BuzzFeed, here's audio of Mitt's response.