Piers Morgan wishes he was 'more offensive' about Britain First deputy leader

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"I don't care" about potential protesters, Trump told Morgan in the morning show interview. He makes remarks that suggest he supports them, then belatedly recants in a half-hearted way.

Trump tweeted a succession of Islamaphobic videos from the Deputy Leader of Britain First in November in a move that was condemned by World leaders, including Theresa May. "They cause anxiety to law-abiding people".

When Morgan pressed for an apology, or for Trump to express regret, the USA president replied: "It was done because I am a big believer in fighting radical Islamic terror".

The three videos (now deleted from Twitter) that Trump retweeted were titled, "Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!", "Muslim destroys a statue of Virgin Mary!" and "Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!"

As Britain First has been accused of often posting unverified and fake racist posts, the shares sparked worldwide outrage. He was reportedly Dutch. "The threat is real and that's what the president is talking about is the need for national security, the need for military spending, and those are very real things".

He did, however, say that Trump was reluctant to apologize, the Daily Mail reports.

Trump today delivered a kind of semi-sorry, an "I'm sorry if." a.k.a. the very worst kind of apology.

"And I support you militarily very much".

Trump replied, "It was done because I am a big believer in fighting radical Islamic terror".

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"They had a couple of depictions of radical Islamic terror", Trump said.

"I don't know who they are".

The news of the apology was tweeted out by Morgan.

"If you're telling me they're terrible people, frightful racist people I would certainly apologize if you would like me to do that", said Trump after Morgan asked if he regrets sharing the tweets posted by "racist, fascist" people.

"Of course I didn't know that", Trump responded in excerpts of the interview aired Friday.

Speaking to British broadcaster ITV, Trump said he "knew nothing" about the group and didn't want to be involved with them.

In the television interview Friday from Davos, Morgan asked Trump what he thought about opposition to his visit by the likes of Khan and Corbyn.

He also claimed that the retweets were not a "big story" in the USA, despite the fact that major American news outlets covered the retweets and May's concern that Trump would boost the far-right British group.

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