In an interview with ITV, US President Donald Trump said that he would apologize for sharing videos originally posted by a leader of a UK far-right group if asked to.
The president, who came under criticism in the UK, with Prime Minister Theresa May also voicing concern over the repost, said, "Here’s what’s fair, if you’re telling me they’re horrible people, horrible racist people I would certainly apologize if you would like me to do that."
ITV host accused Trump of causing "huge anxiety and anger in my country, because Britain First is basically a bunch of racists, fascists," prompting the US president's response that "of course" he didn't know that.
He explained that he knows "nothing" about Britain First, "I know nothing about them today, other than I read a little bit."
"Certainly I wasn't endorsing anybody. Perhaps it was a big story in the UK, but in the United States it wasn't a big story. I am the least racist person that anybody is going to meet," he added.
Asked about Trump's Twitter posts, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the threat depicted in the videos was real, even if the videos themselves could not be verified. Sanders said by reposting the videos, Trump aimed at promoting strong border security and national security.
Office of Theresa May has described the retweets as "wrong."
Later, the Twitter account of Jayda Fransen has been suspended by the tech giant.