Donald Trump tells Piers Morgan he is prepared to apologise over Britain First tweets

Donald Trump prepared to apologise over Britain First tweets

Donald Trump appeared on Good Morning Britain

Friday, January 26, 2018

Donald Trump has said he is prepared to apologise for retweeting inflammatory videos by the far-right Britain First group.

In an interview with Good Morning Britain, Trump said that he had known nothing about the organisation when he made the social media posts.

"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 Piers Morgan.

The US President said he had not known what Britain First was when he made the three retweets last November.

He said that he had retweeted the posts because of his opposition to radical Islamic terrorism.

"I know nothing about them and I know nothing about them today other than I read a little bit," he said.

"Perhaps it was a big story in Britain, perhaps it was a big story in the UK, but in the United States it wasn't a big story.

"They had a couple of depictions of radical Islamic terror. It was done because I am a big believer in fighting radical Islamic terror. This was a depiction of radical Islamic terror."

Morgan said after the interview that it "was right and proper that he, now he was made aware, and I made him very clearly aware that these are racist, fascist people, that he should apologise."

He thinks Trump's response "is a significant climbdown by the President."