President Trump "ready to apologise" for retweeting anti-Muslim videos

Emilio Banks
January 27, 2018

He wrote online: 'President Trump has publicly apologised for retweeting far-right group Britain First.

"If you're telling me they're awful people, frightful racist people I would certainly apologize if you would like me to do that", said Trump after Morgan asked if he regrets sharing the tweets posted by "racist, fascist" people.

Morgan accused Trump of causing "huge anxiety and anger in my country, because Britain First is basically a bunch of racists, fascists".

"I know nothing about David Duke", Trump said on CNN.

"Just so you understand, I don't know anything about David Duke, okay?" "I donĀ“t want to be involved with people, but you're telling me about these people because I know nothing about these people".

Trump said he retweeted the messages, which contained the titles "Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!" and "Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!" because he is a "big believer" in combating radical Islamic terrorism.

The president said he didn't mean to offend people in Britain by spreading their message.

During the 2016 presidential race, Trump campaigned for "a total and complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the United States on the pretext of preventing terrorist attacks.

Late last November White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that the president doesn't check everything that he tweets but that he "knew what the issues are".

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In November 2017, the president sparked controversy after he shared three unverified videos tweeted by British nationalist Jayda Fransen, who has been convicted of hate crimes, reports ITV.

Trump also said he has a "very good" relationship with Prime Minister Theresa May and added that the United States "will come to your defence is anything should happen".

When Morgan then helpfully handed Trump his next line, "And you would disavow yourself of people like that", Trump returned again to his main point.

"Heartfelt", tweeted one social media user.

So did Trump actually apologize?

"Says the world's biggest liar and self-appointed "least" racist person you'll ever meet", added another about Trump's responses. "We will come to your defense should anything happen, which hopefully will never happen".

"I don't care" about potential protesters, Trump told Morgan in the morning show interview.

In the interview aired on Friday, Trump said he loved Britain very much and got along well with May.

"I support her, I support a lot of what she does and a lot of what she says".

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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