(NEWSER) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he is being labeled a racist because of a "one word slip-up" during remarks on the state's drug problem.

He insists that he hadn't intended for there to be a racial element to his claim that out-of-state drug dealers called "D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty" are coming to Maine to sell heroin and impregnate "young white girls," the Portland Press-Herald reports.

"Instead of saying Maine women, I said white women," LePage told reporters at a Friday press conference. "I'm not going to apologize to the Maine women for that because if you go to Maine, you will see we are 95% white." He went on to slam the media, accusing them of being in the "back pocket of Maine bloggers," CNN reports.

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