Donald Trump, the President of United States, regrets retweeting Islamophobic videos by far-right group Britain First in November. Knowing himself “the least racist person” in the world, he said he would apologize if he was asked to.
In the last days of November 2017, Trump shared a series of Islamophobic, anti-Muslim tweets from far-right extremist group Britain First. They were taken from the page of the group’s deputy leader Jayda Fransen.
The first one claimed to show “Muslim migrants beating up a Dutch boy on crutches”. The second one announced “Muslim destroys statue of Virgin Mary.” And the last one showed “Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death”.
Trump shared the videos while their contents were not confirmed yet. Later it turned out the videos belonged to so many years before and the attackers in the video were neither Muslim nor migrants. Sharing fake news to a global audience caused a wide range of Anti-Trump protests and was condemned by so many authorities around the world.
In his interview with Piers Morgan, the presenter of the ITV Good Morning Britain, Trump said that he “knew nothing” about Britain First. “If you are telling me they’re horrible people, horrible, racist people, I would certainly apologize if you’d like me to do that,” said Trump. “I know nothing about them and I know nothing about them today other than I read a little bit,” he continued.
“Perhaps it was a big story in Britain, perhaps it was a big story in the UK, but in the United States it wasn’t a big story,” he stressed in the interview. Trump has been condemned for so many times over banning the seven Muslim countries. His anti-Muslim attitudes caused thousands of people to rush into streets and show their hatred and protests.