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Morgan interviewed Trump on the heels of his trip to Davos. Screengrab via Good Morning Britain on YouTube.

President Trump told Piers Morgan in an interview which aired Sunday that he's willing to apologize for retweeting anti-Muslim hate videos from Britain First — a far-right ultranationalist political group.

“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.

  • "I wouldn't say I'm a feminist," the president said. "I think that would be, maybe, going too far. I’m for women, I'm for men, I’m for everyone.”
  • On elephant hunting: Trump called the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services decision to reverse an Obama-era ban on bringing elephant hunting trophies back to the U.S. a "terrible" one.
  • "The ice caps were going to melt, they were going to be gone by now, but now they're setting records," Trump said.
    • Reality check: "Ice on the ocean and on land are both disappearing rapidly, Jennifer Francis, a Rutgers University climate scientist, told the AP.
  • On tweeting: Trump sends tweets "[p]erhaps sometimes in bed, perhaps sometimes at breakfast or lunch ... I don't call it tweeting, I call it social media."

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Big banks are no longer allowed to reject business loan applicants because of the industry in which they operate, according to a new rule finalized on Thursday by the Trump administration.

Why it matters: Wall Street has curtailed its exposure to industries like guns, oil and private prisons, driven by both public and shareholder pressures. This new rule could reverse that trend.

Former FDA commissioner: "Reliable drug supply is absolutely critical"

Axios' Caitlin Owens and former FDA commissioner Mark McClellan. Photo courtesy of Axios Events

Having a reliable supply of pharmaceutical drugs throughout America will be "absolutely critical" to boosting affordability in health care during the Biden administration, former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Mark McClellan said at a virtual Axios Event on Friday.

The big picture: McClellan, who served under President George W. Bush, says drugs having limited supply and limited competition leads to elevated pricing. He considers drug supply to be a national security and public health issue.

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Source: Census Bureau; Chart: Axios Visuals

Americans spent more money at stores and restaurants in 2020 than they did in 2019 — even in the face of a devastating global pandemic that shut down broad sectors of the economy.

Why it matters: The monthly retail sales report this morning came in well below expectations, and showed consumer spending falling on a seasonally-adjusted basis. Total expenditures were still higher in December 2020 than they were a year previously, however.