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Priebus: Romney’s self-deportation comment was ‘horrific’

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told reporters Friday that Mitt Romney's comment about "self-deportation" at a 2012 presidential primary debate was "horrific."

"Using the word 'self-deportation' — I mean, it's a horrific comment to make," Priebus said at the RNC meeting in Boston, according to audio provided by Business Insider. "It's not something that has anything to do with our party. But when a candidate makes those comments, obviously it hurts us."