“I’m deeply sorry for the manner I reacted to the said reporter. I was too hard on him. The question was mischievous, but I fell for it.
I should have been smarter than that. I am using this opportunity to reach out to him, and I hope he will be kind enough to forgive me.
I disappointed myself, my family and friends, my colleagues and even my bosses, those who hold me in high esteem.
I have regrets, it was not my finest day. No leader or public figure should ever react like that. I disappointed myself. I deeply regret it and I believe it will never happen again.”