Speaking to “Good Morning Britain” co-host Piers Morgan in an interview in Davos, Switzerland, President Donald Trump apologized for retweeting three videos posted by a far-right political group in the U.K. last year.
“If you’re telling me they’re horrible racist people, I would certainly apologize if you’d like me to do that,” Trump told Morgan, referring to three videos posted by a far-right and ultra-nationalist political group, British First, which he retweeted in November 2017, according to CBS News.
Two of the videos Trump retweeted showed “Muslims pushing a teenage boy off the roof of a building and subsequently beating him to death, and another showing [a Sharia law judge of the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in Syria] destroying a statue of the Virgin Mary,” The Daily Wire reports.
The video of Muslims pushing a boy off a roof was real and the men who killed him were supporters of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, according to CBS News.
But the third video Trump retweeted that purported to show a Muslim teenager beating up a blonde boy on crutches that was posted by Britain First’s Vice-Chairman Jayda Fransen was actually of a Dutch boy beating up another Dutch boy.
Morgan told Trump that he caused “huge anxiety and anger in my country, because Britain First is basically a bunch of racists, fascists.”
“Of course I didn’t know that,” the president responded. “I know nothing about them (Britain First), I know nothing about them today, other than I read a little bit. … Certainly I wasn’t endorsing anybody. Perhaps it was a big story in the U.K., but in the United States it wasn’t a big story. I am the least racist person that anybody is going to meet. When you do those retweets they can cause problems because you never know who’s doing it to start off with.”
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Source: Christian Post