After President Trump retweeted three inflammatory videos from a British far-right account rife with anti-Muslim content, his action was condemned across the globe. The unverified videos show Muslims assaulting people and smashing a virgin Mary statue. The third video shows Muslim migrant beating up a Dutch boy on crutches.
The videos were originally posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First, a far-right and ultra-nationalist political group. Fransen and her BF group are probably the only ones in the world who hailed Trump’s retweets.
David Lammy, the Labour Member of Parliament for Tottenham, told the President via Twitter that he was “not welcome in my country and my city.” In a tweet Lammy wrote: Trump sharing Britain First. Let that sink in. The President of the United States is promoting a fascist, racist, extremist hate group whose leaders have been arrested and convicted. He is no ally or friend of ours. @realDonaldTrump you are not welcome in my country and my city.
Pierce Morgan wrote: “@realDonaldTrump What the hell are you doing retweeting a bunch of unverified videos by Britain First, a bunch of disgustingly racist far-right extremists? Please STOP this madness & undo your retweets.
Brendan Cox wrote: “Trump has legitimized the far right in his own country, now he’s trying to do it in ours. Spreading hatred has consequences & the President should be ashamed of himself.”