This is the closest Donald Trump will ever come to apologizing.
During a sit down with Piers Morgan, the president almost apologized for retweeting anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant videos by a British far-right political group on his Twitter. Just in case you missed it, the key word there is “almost.”
While chatting with the TV personality, the Trumpster revealed he didn’t want to cause “any difficulty” for the U.K., but couldn’t bring himself to ACTUALLY utter the word “sorry.” The reality TV star turned politician noted:
“If you’re telling me these are horrible people, horrible racist people, I would certainly apologize if you’d like me to do that.”
Trump went on to defend that he had no knowledge of Britain First, a fringe group that claims they are protesting against the supposed “Islamization” of the United Kingdom. In order to distance himself from the controversy, Donnie said he wasn’t endorsing the organization’s seemingly hateful stance.
Although, he did explain that he shared the videos as he’s “a big believer in fighting radical Islamic terror.” In case you missed it, the controversial videos made it seem as though Islamic extremists were causing widespread bouts of violence in Europe. Specifically, it’s said one clip featured a Muslim migrant beating up a Dutch boy on crutches.
The Dutch Embassy in the United States later defended that Britain First’s description of what occurred was inaccurate. The assailant in the footage was born and raised in the Netherlands. After Trump shared the vids, posted online by Britain First’s deputy leader Jayda Fransen, British politicians criticized 45 for “normalizing hatred” and informed him that this content should be “condemned not amplified.”
Be sure to ch-ch-check out Trump’s (kind of) apology for yourself (below)!
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