Davos, Jan 26: United States President Donald Trump has issued an apology for sharing three anti-Muslim videos, which was posted by UK’s far-right leader Jayda Fransen in November, on social media platform Twitter. While apologising, he said he was the least racist person and he was not endorsing anyone.
He was speaking to British broadcaster ITV on Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos. He said: “If you are telling me they’re horrible people, horrible, racist people, I would certainly apologise if you’d like me to do that”.
“I am often the least racist person that anybody is going to meet. Certainly, I wasn’t endorsing anybody”, he added.
The US President was condemned by several noted individuals, including British Prime Minister Theresa May, for the shared tweets.
“Britain First seeks to divide communities in their use of hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions”, Britain had said in a statement.
The video showed alleged Muslim migrants purportedly thrashing a disabled Dutch boy. The second video was titled ‘Muslim destroys the statue of Virgin Mary. The third read “Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off the roof and beats him to death”.