Trump hits out at UK PM Theresa May after far-right video tweets



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Trump hits out at UK PM Theresa May after far-right video tweets

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Donald Trump and Theresa May at the White House in January

Donald Trump has told UK Prime Minister Theresa May to focus on “terrorism” in the UK after she criticised his sharing of far-right videos.”Don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom,” Mr Trump tweeted.The US president earlier retweeted three inflammatory videos posted online by a British far-right group.Mrs May’s spokesman said it was “wrong for the president to have done this”.The US and the UK are close allies and often described as having a “special relationship”.

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.@Theresa_May, 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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2017
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The videos shared by Mr Trump, who has more than 40 million followers, were initially posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First, a group founded by former members of the far-right British National Party (BNP).Ms Fransen has been charged in the UK with using “threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour”.Trump wrong to share far-right videos – UK PM
Why is Britain First big online?
What do the videos Trump retweeted actually show?
The first tweet from Ms Fransen claims to show a Muslim migrant attacking a man on crutches. This was followed by two more videos of people Ms Fransen claims to be Muslim.White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Mrs May and other world leaders knew that “these are real threats that we have to talk about”.

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