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President Trump Just Apologized For Anti-Muslim Retweets... Sorta?
4 months ago

On a Good Morning Britain interview with Piers Morgan on Friday, Donald Trump did something he rarely does.

When Morgan asked if he regretted his November retweets of three unverified, anti-muslim videos posted by far-right, ultra-nationalist extremist group, Britain First, Trump muddled through what can only be described as a non-apology:

Trump first defends his decision to retweet the videos:

I am a big believer in fighting radical Islamic terror. This was a depiction of radical Islamic terror.

Then when Morgan points out that the videos were unverified, Trump tries to minimize his part in it:

Well, they are, but I didn't do it. I didn't go out and...I did a retweet.

Later in the interview, Morgan again implores Trump to apologize, saying, "I think it would go a long way."

To which Trump replied:

Here's what's fair. If you're telling me these are horrible people, horrible racist people, I would certainly apologize if you'd like me to do that. I know nothing about them.

Twitter wasn't having it:

Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of Britain First, originally posted the videos.

Many people believe Trump helped spread hatred and legitimize the far-right on both sides of the pond by retweeting them.

Jane Merrick, co-editor at The Spoon, added: