Wednesday morning President Trump re-tweeted videos of alleged Muslims committing acts of violence, and OMG are the liberals mad about it.
The original videos were published by Jayda Fransen whom is party leader to Britain First, an organization described by liberals as “ultranationalist”.
According to the NYTimes: It was unclear on Wednesday morning whether the perpetrators in the videos were Muslim, as Ms. Fransen suggested. Mr. Trump is not among Ms. Fransen’s Twitter followers. But the president does follow a conservative commentator, Ann Coulter, who on Tuesday retweeted the video purporting to show a Muslim migrant beating a Dutch boy.
The White House spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, defended the president’s tweets to reporters on Wednesday and said the president was talking about the need for national security and military spending.
“The threat is real,” Ms. Sanders said. “The threat needs to be addressed. The threat has to be talked about, and that’s what the president is doing in bringing that up.”
British politicians were outraged by the retweets and quick to spew their anger.
British prime minister Theresa May said, “It is wrong for the president to have done this.”
In a statement, her office also said of Britain First: “Britain First seeks to divide communities by their use of hateful narratives that peddle lies and stoke tensions. They cause anxiety to law-abiding people.”
The videos posted seemed pretty straightforward to us.
David Lammy, a member of Parliament for the Labour Party tweeted: “Trump sharing Britain First. Let that sink in. The President of the United States is promoting a fascist, racist, extremist hate group whose leaders have been arrested and convicted. He is no ally or friend of ours.”
James R. Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, even chimed in stating this is what he feared when he saw the president’s Twitter posts.
“It has all kinds of ripple effects, both in terms of perhaps inciting or encouraging anti-Muslim violence, and as well causes, I think, our friends and allies around the world to wonder about the judgment of the president of the United States,” Mr. Clapper said during a CNN on Wednesday.