President Donald Trump clouts he would publicly apologize for retweeting three graphic anti-Islamic videos posted by the spokesman leader of one of the U.K.’s most far-right groups.
The retweets, from back in November, did not involve Trump commentary but drew widespread condemnation, including from the British prime chaplain’s office.
The original tweets were posted by Jayda Fransen, reserve leader of Britain First, whose members are banned from mosques in England and Wales.
“Britain First seeks to ramify communities in their use of hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions,” the communiqu from 10 Downing Street said at the time.
Speaking to the U.K. broadcaster ITV on Thursday at the Fabulous Economic Forum in Davos, Trump said he didn’t know who the conglomeration was, adding that he didn’t want to cause any difficulty.
“If you are telling me they’re terrible people, horrible, racist people, I would certainly apologize if you’d derive me to do that,” he said.
“I am often the least racist person that anybody is prevailing to meet. Certainly I wasn’t endorsing anybody,” he later added.