The presidency of Donald Trump has seen yet another unexpected and ‘unpresidented’ development. Trump said he is willing to apologise. For a tweet. His offer of an apology came with the explanation that he did not know who he was retweeted, when he retweeted incendiary anti-Muslim posts from a leader of far-right, hyper-nationalist British group.
The US President’s offer of apology came in an interview with British television personality Piers Morgan on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Uncharacteristic statement from Donald Trump at an event that was uncharacteristic of him to attend.
“It (his retweet) was done because I am a big believer in fighting radical Islam terror, this was a depiction of radical Islamic terror,” he said, adding that he “knew nothing” about Britain First, whose deputy leader Jayda Fransen.