Mr. Rangel made the initial comment on MSNBC’s 'Andrea Mitchell Reports,' as he declared it’s 'the end of the Republican party as we know it.'
'What I really meant was that Trump is saying he was unaware that [David] Duke was connected with the Ku Klux Klan,' he said, according to a clip obtained by Breitbart News.
Mark Serrano interjected, 'You didn’t talk about Trump, you talked about the Republican Party.'
'There is no question that I misspoke in saying it was the Klan,' Mr. Rangel responded. 'But one thing is abundantly clear is that the Klan will be voting for Trump and there’s so many different pieces that Republicans are not proud of that belong to the Republican Party."