Trump just retweeted a far-right, anti-Muslim hate group
This morning Donald Trump retweeted three anti-Muslim videos posted on Twitter by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First, a far-right hate group.
Last year, British MP Jo Cox was murdered by a man who shouted “Britain First” as he attacked her, raising questions as to his association with the Britain First organization.
All three of the videos Trump tweeted purported to show violence committed by Muslims. This is a common tactic of far-right groups who seek to incite fear and hate of Muslims. Britain First has begun organizing “Christian Patrols”, in which “members walk the street hunting people who appear to be Muslim”.
Piers Morgan was not thrilled with Trump’s tweets:
Good morning, Mr President @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.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 29, 2017
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn called on Parliament to condemn Trump:
I hope our Government will condemn far-right retweets by Donald Trump. They are abhorrent, dangerous and a threat to our society.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) November 29, 2017
The tweets were even a bit much for Paul Joseph Watson, the sidekick of deranged Infowars creator Alex Jones:
Yeah, someone might want to tell whoever is running Trump's Twitter account this morning that retweeting Britain First is not great optics. ?
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 29, 2017