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Trump Apologizes for Retweeting Anti-Muslim Videos

Trump Apologizes for Retweeting Anti-Muslim Videos

Friday, 26 January, 2018 - 12:15
US President Donald Trump attends a dinner with business men and CEO's during the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 25, 2018. Reuters photo

US President Donald Trump said he had not intended to cause offense in the UK by sharing anti-Muslim videos originally posted by a British far-right fringe group and that he would apologize if such people were horrible racists.

"If you're telling me they're horrible racist people, I would certainly apologize if you'd like me to do that," Trump told ITV's Good Morning Britain, referring to the group Britain First.

Trump sparked outrage in the UK in November with the retweet and drew a public rebuke from Prime Minister Theresa May, to which he replied angrily, souring trans-Atlantic ties.

Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of anti-immigration Britain First, had posted the videos.

But Trump said Friday: “I don’t want to be involved with people, but you're telling me about these people because I know nothing about these people."  

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