NC first lady apologizes for comment on Trump supporters

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FILE - In this March 4, 2019 file photo, Kristin Cooper, first lady of North Carolina, laughs as she responds to a question from a North Edgecombe High School student while visiting the high school as a part of National School Breakfast Week in Leggett, N.C. Cooper apologized Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, through an emailed statement from her spokesperson to The News & Observer after a screenshot of her saying she “flipped off” supporters of President Donald Trump during a rally in the state was circulated on social media. (Alan Campbell/Rocky Mount Telegram via AP)

FILE – In this March 4, 2019 file photo, Kristin Cooper, first lady of North Carolina, laughs as she responds to a question from a North Edgecombe High School student while visiting the high school as a part of National School Breakfast Week in Leggett, N.C. Cooper apologized Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, through an emailed statement from her spokesperson to The News & Observer after a screenshot of her saying she “flipped off” supporters of President Donald Trump during a rally in the state was circulated on social media. (Alan Campbell/Rocky Mount Telegram via AP)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s first lady has apologized after a screenshot of her saying she “flipped off” supporters of President Donald Trump during a rally in the state was circulated on social media.

Kristin Cooper apologized Thursday through an emailed statement from her spokesperson to The News & Observer.

The screenshot of Cooper’s comments shows her saying that she “flipped off” a “pitiful family group” that was waving flags at the state Capitol.

Michelle Morrow, an organizer for the event on Sunday, told WRAL-TV that attendees had been carrying a “Trump flag” and other flags.

Cooper said her “personal Facebook comments and actions leading to it were inappropriate.”

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