US president Donald Trump has said he is prepared to apologise for retweeting posts from a British far-right group.
In an interview with ITV’s Piers Morgan, Mr Trump said he knew “nothing” about Britain First before sharing three of its videos in November.
“If you are telling me they’re horrible people, horrible, racist people, I would certainly apologise if you’d like me to do that,” he told Morgan.
The interview, held in Davos, will be broadcast on 28 January at 22:00 GMT.
The president’s sharing of the controversial videos to his 40 million followers sparked a Twitter row with the UK prime minister, who criticised the move.
“I’m very clear that retweeting from Britain First was the wrong thing to do,” Mrs May said, prompting Mr Trump to instruct the PM to focus on “terrorism” in the UK instead.
Asked if he regretted the tweets, Mr Trump said, “it was done because I am a big believer in fighting radical Islamic terror”.
But he insisted he knew “nothing about” Britain First before sharing posts by the group’s deputy leader Jayda Fransen – who is facing a trial in April, accused of using threatening, abusive or insulting words at a protest in Belfast last year.
“I know nothing about them, I don’t want to be involved with people [like that],” Mr Trump told Morgan.