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