CNBC host Larry Kudlow apologized Friday for a startling remark made after the devastating earthquake in Japan.
"The human toll here looks to be much worse than the economic toll, and we can be grateful for that," Kudlow said.
Kudlow tweeted his apology
later on Friday:
I did not mean to say human toll in Japan less important than economic toll. Talking about markets. I flubbed the line. Sincere apology.
Kudlow acknowledged on air that the "human toll is a tragedy."
"But these markets ... there is no major breakout or breakdown," he added. "I have to look at that positively."
Officials put the 8.9 earthquake and resulting tsunami's death toll at more than 10,000.
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