Donald Trump’s mindless tweet lands him in trouble with Britain, US president offers apology: Here’s what happened

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New Delhi | Published: January 26, 2018 3:06:36 PM

US President Donald Trump, in an interview with a British News Channel, agreed to apologise to Britain for re-tweeting a video posted by a far-right group of Britain. He accepted that he had no information about the group before re-tweeting their video.

Donald Trump agrees to apologise to Britain in an interview with Piers MorganDonald Trump agreed to apologise for re-tweeting a video posted by a far-right Britain group

The United States President Donald Trump, who is known for venting out his feelings on Twitter, landed in a trouble due to one of his recent tweet. It all started when Donald Trump re-tweeted a video against radical Islamic terrorism, originally posted by a leader of a far-right fringe group of Britain. In his recent interview with ITV for the ‘Good Morning Britain’ show with celebrity anchor Piers Morgan, he agreed to apologise to Britain if his re-tweet hurt the sentiments of the British. The US President said he knew “nothing” about ‘Britain First’ (the fringe group) before sharing three of its videos in November.

When asked the reason behind sharing a video of a far-right group in Britain by Piers Morgan, Donald Trump said, “I know nothing about them. 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.” Trump added he is ready to apologise saying, “Here’s what’s fair, if you’re telling me they’re horrible people, horrible racist people I would certainly apologize if you would like me to do that.” The US president further said he is the “least racist person that anybody’s going to meet”. However, he maintained that one can’t deny the alarming state due to the radical Islamic terror.

Clearing the air, Trump also said the far-right group was a big news for Britain but in the US, it wasn’t covered by the media. He also accepted that he had no knowledge about the group before re-tweeting their video and his only motto behind the re-tweet was to create awareness against the radical Islamic terror.

Trump said he did not mean to cause any difficulty for Britain, a country he said he loved very much. “I can tell you I have a very good relationship with your Prime Minister,” Trump said. “She’s been doing a very good job. We actually have a very good relationship, although a lot of people think we don’t.”

Earlier, Trump sparked an outrage in Britain when, last November, he shared the anti-Muslim videos and became embroiled in a public spat with British PM Theresa May who criticized him for the retweet.

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