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Sanders: I misspoke when I mentioned slowing campaign pace

In this image taken from video, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks we reporters outside his home, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Burlington, Vt. His wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders listens at right. Sanders says he was "dumb" not to have listened to the symptoms he was experiencing before he was stricken with a heart attack last week. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he “misspoke” when he told reporters he may slow his frenetic campaigning pace after a recent heart attack.

In an interview Wednesday with NBC News, Sanders backtracked on comments he made the previous day when asked what his schedule might look like going forward.

He told NBC, “We’re going to get back into the groove of a very vigorous campaign.”

Sanders experienced chest discomfort while campaigning in Las Vegas last week. His staff initially said two stents were inserted for a blocked artery in his heart. Two days later, they revealed he had a heart attack.

Sanders told NBC it was “nonsense” to suggest his staff hadn’t been forthright about his condition. He says he was still trying to understand what was going on.

The Associated Press