Trump “Apologizes” For Retweeting British Extremists

Politico reports:

U.S. President Donald Trump apologized for retweeting the ultra-nationalist far-right group Britain First, saying in a TV interview he knew “nothing” about the organization at the time.

“If you’re telling me they are horrible racist people, I will certainly apologize if you’d like me to do that,” Trump told ITV Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan. “I know nothing about these people.”

Trump’s three retweets of Britain First material caused a diplomatic incident last November, forcing British Prime Minister Theresa May to publicly criticize his actions. The president then took to Twitter to attack her back. But speaking to Morgan on Thursday, Trump denied he had been promoting Britain First as an organization.

“I don’t know who they are, I know nothing about them, so I wouldn’t be doing that,” he said. “I am the least racist person that anyone is going to meet. Certainly I wasn’t endorsing anybody … It was done because I am a big believer in fighting radical Islamic terror. It was a big story where you are — but it was not where I am. So you’re telling me something.”