Lou Dobbs: I’m afraid to say ‘I love you’ to a guy from San Francisco.

Last night on CNN, host Lou Dobbs expressed his displeasure at having “one of those days” when “some folks are kind of just on you.” He then aired a clip of Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) taking a subtle dig at Dobbs, in which, Menendez said: “I love you, Lou.” Dobbs then aired a clip of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (D) also taking subtle dig at Dobbs. “Sen. Menendez said he loved me, and so I’m going to say ‘I love you’ back,” Dobbs said, but added: “I can’t say ‘I love you’ to a fellow in San Francisco I suppose.” Watch it:

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Last week, Dobbs caught himself just before he uttered a racial slur when referring to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.