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Trump APOLOGISES for Britain First retweet: US president tells Piers Morgan 'it was done because I'm a big believer in fighting radical Islamic terror' - and insists he's 'the least racist person that anybody's going to meet' (10 Pics)

DONALD Trump has sensationally apologised for re-tweeting Islamophobic tweets from far-right political organisation Britain First, claiming he didn’t know who the group was.
In an interview with Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan, the US President said he “knows nothing” about the organisation and felt an impulse to re-tweet their content because of his drive to combat Islamic extremism.
He said he did not intend to glorify “horrible, racist people”.
“I don’t want to cause any difficulty for your country,” Trump told Morgan, a British journalist.

US President Donald Trump has now publicly apologised for retweeting videos which were initially posted online by far-right group Britain First 

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 didnt know that,” Trump said.
“I know nothing about them (Britain First), I know nothing about them today, other than I read a little bit.
“Perhaps it was a big story in the UK, but in the United States it wasn’t a big story.
“I did a retweet. When you do those retweets they can cause problems because you never know who’s doing it to start off with.”

The 71-year-old (left) was asked by Piers Morgan (right) whether he wanted to say sorry and replied: 'I would certainly apologise if you would like me to do that'

Piers Morgan landed the first international interview with Donald Trump since he took office (pictured together in New York in 2010)

Donald Trump retweeted a video which was initially posted online by far-right British nationalist Jayda Fransen, who has been convicted  of hate crimes 

Trump (pictured during the interview in Switzerland) insisted that he did not know who Britain First were 

Morgan (right) asked the President (left) about his relationship with the UK and he said that he is a 'tremendous supporter' of Britain 

Trump (right) also met Mrs May (left) during a meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday 

In November last year, Trump caused uproar when he retweeted a number of videos originally posted by Jayda Fransen — the deputy leader of Britain First.
The videos included a group of Muslims pushing a boy off a roof, another of a Muslim destroying a statue of the Virgin Mary, and an immigrant Muslim violently beating a Dutch boy on crutches.
Britain First are a far-right political organisation, which is renowned for filming themselves on the streets where they have harrassed Muslims and marched through multicultural towns with Christian crosses.
Piers condemned his friend in November, when he urged him to 'stop this madness' after Trump retweeted Britain First

Trump (pictured) insisted that he is the 'least racist person that anybody's going to meet' during the interview

Morgan pushed him for an apology and he eventually said that he would say sorry after he was told the group were 'racist, fascist people' 

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