Trump apologises for retweeting far-right group’s videos
Davos, Jan 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Friday apologised for retweeting inflammatory racist videos by a British far-right group, claiming he didn’t know its antecedents.
In an interview to ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” show taped in Davos, Trump said he knew “nothing” about the Britain First group before sharing three videos by its deputy leader, Jayda Fransen, in November.
“If you are telling me they’re horrible people, horrible, racist people, I would certainly apologise if you’d like me to do that,” he told presenter Piers Morgan in the interview that will be aired on Sunday.
Trump said the controversy was not a big story in the US and said he retweeted the videos “because I am a big believer in fighting radical Islamic terror”.