I would say that when all is said and done, all you have said is that you didn't deny saying it, yet neither did you admit to not saying it. I would have said that, saying what you didn't say, says more than what you said.
You sure did , You were on T V stating that your mule wanted an apology .
But to whom?
It's as clear as the Boston harbor.
Yup - You did not say anything.
Well it depends!