At Friday’s White House briefing, President Barack Obama sought to clear up the controversy over remarks he made regarding the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Obama said that he had not intended to malign Cambridge police when he said they “acted stupidly.” “I could have calibrated those words differently,” says Obama, who had called Sgt. James Crowley earlier in the day. During that conversation, Obama said, they talked about Crowley and Gates joining him at the White House for a beer.
Obama regrets his choice of words
On his comments about the Cambridge police, President says he "could have calibrated those words differently"