LONDON: US President Donald Trump has apologised for the first time for retweeting a British far-right group's videos apparently showing Islamist violence, in an ITV interview aired in Britain on Friday.
"If you're telling me they're horrible racist people, I would certainly apologise if you'd like me to do that," he told Good Morning Britain's Piers Morgan during the interview, conducted in Davos on Thursday.
Trump retweets anti-Muslim videos
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 didnt know that," Trump responded in excerpts of the interview aired Friday.
Trump criticised in Britain and US for sharing anti-Muslim videos
"I know nothing about them (Britain First), I know nothing about them today, other than I read a little bit," he added.
"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 president told Morgan.