Covington High viral controversy, moment by moment recall

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Nick Sandmann told "Today" show host Savannah Guthrie that he wishes he and his classmates had walked away from an incident that has sparked debate across the country.

Nick, wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat, stood opposite Nathan Phillips at the Lincoln Memorial as his classmates chanted around them. Nick is a junior at Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky.

Some felt Nick and his classmates were disrespectful. Others thought they handled the situation with aplomb and were wrongly attacked.

"Do you feel from this experience that you owe anybody an apology?" Guthrie asks Nick in a 30-second clip of their interview, which will air tomorrow on the "Today" show at 7 a.m. "Do you see your own fault in any way?"

Nick responds by saying: "As far as standing there, I had every right to do so. I don't – I – my position is that I was not disrespectful to Mr. Phillips. I respect him. I'd like to talk to him. I mean – in hindsight I wish we could have walked away and avoided the whole thing."

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