Trump able to apologise for far-right video retweets

Donald Trump net worth Piers Morgan

Donald Trump net worth Piers Morgan

Trump professed to have known nothing about Britain First at the time that he retweeted the group's videos, and, as Morgan pressed for an apology, the president insisted that he was still unfamiliar with Britain First because the retweets had not drawn much attention in the United States and he therefore had no reason to learn about the group's ideology.

But in a "Good Morning Britain" interview with Piers Morgan during his trip to Davos this week, Trump apparently apologized after all. "I don't want to cause any difficulty for your country". "But you're telling me about these people 'cause I know nothing about these people".

"Certainly I wasn't endorsing anybody".

"I am often the least racist person that anybody is going to meet".

"Look, it was done because I am a big believer in fighting radical Islamic terror", he explained.

The incident caused a huge headache for British Prime Minister Theresa May, who said that Trump was "wrong" to send out the tweets, further souring the "special relationship" between Britain and the U.S. following a series of spats.

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Morgan, a longtime friend of Trump's, was showered with praise and rebukes on social media following the interview scoop. "When you do those retweets they can cause problems because you never know who's doing it to start off with".

The president caused widespread outrage in the United Kingdom and prompted a rare rebuke from British Prime Minister Theresa May in November after he shared the videos, which purported to show violent acts committed by Islamic extremists.

Most importantly, however, Trump argued that he could not be held responsible for promoting the hate-filled views of the British extremists he had boosted on Twitter because he had no way of knowing that the obviously racist tweets he had chosen to share had been posted by racists.

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".

Also, after white supremacist protesters rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia, previous year and an anti-racism counter-protester was killed when a auto ploughed into a crowd, Trump said there were some "very fine people" among the protesters, even though they included KKK members and armed militia.

In his interview with Trump, Morgan said that the videos were unverified and that at least one of them was "not what it seemed". The full interview will be broadcast Sunday, January 28.

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