Thursday, November 30, 2017

Trump's Latest Twitter Controversy

CNN reports on the latest controversy created by President Trump's tweets.
As you no doubt have heard, President Trump re-tweeted three inflammatory videos from a British far-right account rife with anti-Muslim content.  "The videos, posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First, a far-right and ultra-nationalist political group, depict purported Muslims assaulting people and, in one video, smashing a statue of the Virgin Mary."
The retweets were immediately met with outrage in the United Kingdom and resulted in a rare rebuke from the British government of its American ally.
Trump's retweets were leading several major British news websites and officials condemned him on Twitter. Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesperson said Trump had been "wrong" to share the videos, adding that "Britain First seeks to divide communities through their use of hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions."
President Trump's response:
Donald J. TrumpVerified account @realDonaldTrump 16 hours ago

., don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!



One can only guess how President Trump's tweets will play into the legal challenge to the latest iteration of the travel ban.


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