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Senate candidate admits ‘Witch ad’ was a mistake

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Republican Senate candidate from Delaware Christine O’Donnell won’t be dressing up as a witch for Halloween.

The Tea Party favorite is now saying that she regrets a campaign ad that refocused the country’s attention on the fact that she once practiced witchcraft.

In September, HBO’s Bill Maher released a 1999 clip of O’Donnell saying she had “dabbled” in witchcraft.

“I dabbled into witchcraft. I never joined a coven,” she said on ABC’s Politically Incorrect. “One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn’t know it. I mean, there’s little blood there and stuff like that.”

Debate about O’Donnell’s past was reignited several weeks later when she released an ad declaring, “I am not a witch.”

O’Donnell told ABC’s Jonathan Karl Thursday that the ad was a mistake.

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“Any regrets in doing the ad?” asked Karl. “Because that really did raise it again.”

“Yeah,” answered O’Donnell. “You know I haven’t publicly stated this and I don’t know if I’ll get in trouble for saying that but our intention was to kill it and that’s not what happened.”

O’Donnell joked that she would be dressing up as Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz” for Halloween.

This video is from ABC’s Good Morning America, broadcast Oct. 21, 2010.


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WATCH: Trump stops ABC film crew to restart interview after his chief of staff coughed

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President Donald Trump was very displeased when his chief of staff had the audacity to cough or sneeze during his interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos. The full interview finally aired on "20/20" Sunday, showing the president in the Oval Office and outside in the Rose Garden.

The ABC interview showed the moment where Mick Mulvaney coughed, and Trump stopped the interview abruptly.

The two were discussing why Trump wouldn't release his taxes.

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Trump spends ABC interview trying to discredit Robert Mueller as ‘conflicted’

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President Donald Trump spent most of his interview with George Stephanopoulos blasting Special Counsel Robert Mueller, while he incorrectly quoted the report he published.

"I don't care what he says. It doesn't matter," Trump said when Stephanopoulos cited the Mueller report. "He wanted to show everyone what a good counsel he was. Now, he may have gotten confused said with that fact that I've always said, 'Robert Mueller was conflicted. He had numerous conflicts. One of them was the fact that he applied for to job to be the FBI director -- the head of the FBI. And, by the way --"

Stephanopoulos stepped in to say that former top aide Steve Bannon said that it never happened.

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Donald Trump whines: ‘My life has always been a fight’

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The full interview with President Donald Trump finally aired on ABC Sunday, revealing the shocking way that he views his life.

Trump lamented that he's had such a hard life, as the son of multi-millionaires who paid to get him out of trouble multiple times.

"You're a fighter. You, you, it feels like you're in a constant kind of churn--" host George Stephanopoulos began.

"Yeah, uh, my life has always been a fight," Trump said. "And I enjoy that I guess, I don't know if I enjoy it or not, I guess -- sometimes I have false fights like the Russian witch hunt. That's a false fight. That's a made-up, uh, hoax. And I had to fight that."

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