US President Donald Trump has apologised for retweeting anti-Muslim videos

US President Donald Trump has apologized for the first time for retweeting a British far-right group’s anti-Muslim videos, in an ITV interview aired in Britain on Friday.

“If you’re telling me they’re horrible racist people, I would certainly apologize if you’d like me to do that,” he told Good Morning Britain’s Piers Morgan during the interview, conducted in Davos on Thursday.

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Trump sparked outrage in Britain in November when he retweeted, in quick succession, three anti-Muslim videos posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First who was in 2016 convicted of religiously aggravated harassment of a Muslim woman.

Morgan accused the president of causing “huge anxiety and anger in my country, because Britain First is basically a bunch of racists, fascists”.

“Of course I didn’t know that,” Trump responded in excerpts of the interview aired Friday.

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