President Donald Trump said he would apologize for retweeting videos from a member of a far right organization accused of whipping up islamaphobic sentiment in Britain, in an interview with ITV’s Piers Morgan.
“I would certainly apologize if you’d like me to do that. I know nothing about them.”
President Trump answers questions from Piers Morgan about retweeting anti-Muslim videos posted by British far-right group Britain First. pic.twitter.com/JIJNqvRynt
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“If you are telling me they’re horrible people, horrible, racist people, I would certainly apologize if you’d like me to do that,” he told long time associate Morgan, adding, “I am often the least racist person that anybody is going to meet. Certainly I wasn’t endorsing anybody.”
Trump retweeted the videos in November 2017 igniting criticism from the very top of the U.K.’s government. British Prime Minister Theresa May said it was “wrong for the president to have done this” and said she communicated her displeasure to him.
The rebuke from May drew ire from Trump who quickly tweeted back at her “don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!”