The following is an excerpt from SAPHORA SMITH | November 29, 2017 | nbcnews.com |
The British government delivered a rare rebuke of President Donald Trump Wednesday for retweeting inflammatory anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant videos originally shared by a far-right U.K. political group.
Trump shared the three videos posted by Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of the fringe group Britain First, which opposes what it calls the "Islamization" of Britain and has engaged in a series of stunts, including occupying mosques.
"It is wrong for the president to have done this," Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement.
The first video Trump shared claimed to show a Muslim migrant beating up a Dutch boy on crutches. The second was captioned “Muslim destroys a statute of Virgin Mary,” and the third read “Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!”
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