Piers Morgan has frequently spoken about his friendship with Donald Trump - and now Piers has finally interviewed the US President in what was his first worldwide interview since taking office.
He said: "If you're telling me they're disgusting racist people, I would certainly apologise if you would like me to do that". "I thought it was an interesting exchange, I don't think he really wanted to go to the point of apology", said Morgan.
Afterward, Morgan - a man who is publicly critical of Trump yet remains a longtime friend - said that while Trump was reluctant to apologize, he believes Trump's comments were genuine. "But you're telling me about these people 'cause I know nothing about these people". Now, consider Trump's response in 2016 to being asked to publicly condemn the KKK and Duke, after the latter endorsed his presidential bid: "I don't know anything about David Duke. I am the least racist person that anybody is going to meet".
"Look, it was done because I am a big believer in fighting radical Islamic terror", he explained.More news: Farmers Insurance Open-The Latest,934
The three clips were previously tweeted by Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen, who was convicted by a United Kingdom court in November 2016 of religiously aggravated harassment. When you do your own tweeting, or you do your own social media, it's fine.
"When you do those retweets they can cause problems because you never know who's doing it to start off with", the president told Morgan.
The incident caused a huge headache for British Prime Minister Theresa May, who said that Trump was "wrong" to send out the tweets.
Trump even offered a reason as to why he shared the posts.More news: Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback announces resignation
"I support her, I support a lot of what she does and a lot of what she says and I support you militarily very much". I knew nothing about them.
President Trump just came as close as he maybe ever has to admitting a mistake and apologizing for his actions - and yet still somehow managed to fall short of an actual apology.
Donald Trump is ready to apologize for retweeting anti-Muslim videos in November, reports BBC.
In his interview with Trump, Morgan said that the videos were unverified and that at least one of them was "not what it seemed".More news: Marshall Co. School Shooting Suspect Ordered Held in Juvenile Court
"I support her, I support a lot of what she does and a lot of what she says". "But I kept pushing him and eventually we did get there". The full interview will be broadcast Sunday, January 28.