U.S. President Donald Trump retweeted on Wednesday three anti-Muslim videos purportedly showing violence by Muslim migrants.
The videos were originally posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the Britain First movement.
The first retweet was a video titled "Muslim migrant beating up a Dutch boy on crutches," while the second was named "Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!," and the third and most gruesome received the title "Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!"
Fransens Twitter account has a video pinned to the top of it in which she can be seen marchnig down the streets of Luton, England while carrying a white cross. The video is captioned, The Muslims of Luton claim they've taken our country from us! It seems my Christian cross really offends them!
Britain first is a far-right ultranationalism group which purports to document Muslim activity across Britain and Europe.
The group formed in 2011 as an offshoot of the far-right, fascist party - British National Party. Its founder, Paul Golding, is a convicted felon and was reportedly previously a member of the neo-Nazi National Front.
Trump has legitimised the far right in his own country, now he’s trying to do it in ours. Spreading hatred has consequences & the President should be ashamed of himself.— Brendan Cox (@MrBrendanCox) November 29, 2017
One of the first reactions was from the widower of Jo Cox, the British parliamentarian who was murdered by an assassin who shouted "Britain first." Brendan Cox wrote, "Trump has legitimised the far right in his own country, now hes trying to do it in ours. Spreading hatred has consequences & the President should be ashamed of himself."
Britain first also replied in a tweet of their own, "THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, DONALD TRUMP, HAS RETWEETED THREE OF DEPUTY LEADER JAYDA FRANSEN'S TWITTER VIDEOS! DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF HAS RETWEETED THESE VIDEOS AND HAS AROUND 44 MILLION FOLLOWERS! GOD BLESS YOU TRUMP! GOD BLESS AMERICA! OCS"
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