President Donald Trump sat down with Piers Morgan in Davos last night for an exclusive interview, and he apologized for retweeting a string of virulent anti-Muslim videos from a far-right British political party.
In an interview with Piers Morgan - who is friends with the president - Trump said he did not want to cause "any difficulty" for the United Kingdom but stopped short of directly saying sorry.
He said he had made the retweets because he was concerned about the threat posed by radical Islamic extremists. Now, consider Trump's response in 2016 to being asked to publicly condemn the KKK and Duke, after the latter endorsed his presidential bid: "I don't know anything about David Duke". Perhaps it was a big story in the U.K., but in the United States it wasn't a big story. "I know nothing about them and I know nothing about them today other than I read a little bit", Trump said.
Trump said that he retweeted the videos because he is a "big believer in fighting Islamic terror".
Trump explains he did not know who Britain First was when he shared their posts, while adding he is the "least racist person you'll ever meet". I don't want to be involved with [these] people, but you're telling me about these people because I know nothing about these people'.
Donald Trump speaks with Piers Morgan in an interview recorded in Davos Switzerland. ITV
Donald Trump is ready to apologize for retweeting anti-Muslim videos in November, reports BBC.
British Prime Minister Theresa May even publicly condemned the president.
"Then here's what's fair", Trump responded.
Morgan, a longtime friend of Trump's, was showered with praise and rebukes on social media following the interview scoop. Even Fox News host Laura Ingraham, one of Trump's staunchest defenders, brought them up when interviewing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on the night of November 29. "I think a lot of the people in your country like what I stand for, I do stand for tough borders". We will come to your defence if anything should happen, which hopefully will never happen. The interview was newsworthy, Morgan told anyone who would listen, since, according to him, it contained something rare: an apology from Trump.
"I support her, I support a lot of what she does and a lot of what she says". The full interview will be broadcast Sunday, January 28.More news: Lagarde urges Mnuchin to clarify remarks on weak dollar