President Trump has said he is ready to apologise for retweeting anti-Muslim videos from far right group Britain First.
Trump's "know nothing" answer strained credulity.
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.
The retweets caused British Prime Minister Theresa May to put out a statement saying, "It is wrong for the president to have done this", which Trump later responded to on Twitter, as he is wont to do. Outrage ensued, especially from the United Kingdom - many members of the British government demanded an apology. "I know nothing about them and I know nothing about them today other than I read a little bit", he said.
President Donald Trump admitted he was not "endorsing" anyone with his retweet of anti-Muslim videos back in November, but he was more than clear about his reason for doing so. One claimed to show a Muslim man destroying a statue of the Virgin Mary; another professed to have captured a "Muslim migrant" beating up a "Dutch boy on crutches", and a third seemed to show Muslim men pushing a boy off a building.
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"I think a lot of the people in your country like what I stand for-they respect what I stand for", Trump said of his perception amongst the British public, noting that his relationship with May is "very good".
Sanders also stated that Trump didn't verify facts in the videos before sharing them. He was reportedly Dutch.
Trump went on to explain that he'd merely retweeted the videos because he is "a big believer in fighting radical Islamic terror". "This was a depiction of radical Islamic terror", he said.
"The real me is someone who loves Britain, who loves the U.K.", Trump said. "I don't want to be involved with people... but you're telling me about these people, 'cause I know nothing about these people", Trump said. It's nearly as if we are being lulled into a sinister new mindset.
At the time, United Kingdom opposition lawmaker Chuka Umunna accused Trump of "normalizing hatred" and London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the views of a "vile, hate-fueled organization" should be "condemned not amplified". "I know nothing about these people".