President Donald Trump nearly apologized for retweeting inflammatory anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant videos originally shared by a British far-right political group.
Trump's "know nothing" answer strained credulity.
Trump also said he has a "very good" relationship with Prime Minister Theresa May and added that the U.S. "will come to your defence is anything should happen". "I know nothing about them (Britain First), I know nothing about them today, other than I read a little bit", he added.
Also, after white supremacist protesters rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia, previous year and an anti-racism counter-protester was killed when a auto ploughed into a crowd, Trump said there were some "very fine people" among the protesters, even though they included KKK members and armed militia.
Trump sparked outrage in Britain when he shared the anti-Muslim videos last November and became embroiled in a public spat with British PM Theresa May who criticised him for the retweet.
He offered only this as a conciliatory gesture: "If you are telling me they're horrible people, horrible, racist people, I would certainly apologize if you'd like me to do that", Trump said.
Sanders also stated that Trump didn't verify facts in the videos before sharing them.
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First, at least one of the videos was fake; reports quickly emerged showing that the perpetrator in the video about the Dutch boy is apparently neither Muslim nor a migrant.
The internet went ablaze, with even Piers himself asking Trump to "stop this madness."
"Radical Islamic terror, whether you like talking about it or not, you look at what's going on in the United Kingdom, you look at what's going on all over the world", he said.
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". It's nearly as if we are being lulled into a sinister new mindset.
Donald Trump has apologised for retweeting videos posted online by Britain First and said he did it because he is a "big believer in fighting radical Islamic terror".
"I support her, I support a lot of what she does and I support you militarily very much", he told Morgan.
Trump said "I don't want to cause any difficulty for your country" when Morgan pressed him on whether he would apologize.