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Thursday, 30 November 2017

Trump tweets into fresh row with Theresa May, muslims

U.S. President Donald Trump, in an unprecedented Twitter attack, has sharply rebuked British Prime Theresa May after Britain criticised him for retweeting British far-right anti-Islam videos.
Trump: rebukes British PM Theresa May on Twitter
“Theresa @theresamay, 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,” Trump tweeted, sparking further outrage in Britain that has seen several major Islamist militant attacks on its streets.

Trump’s unrepentant response was a reaction to May’s spokesman who on Wednesday criticised his retweets of anti-Islam videos originally posted by a leader of a British far-right fringe group.

“It is wrong for the president to have done this,” the spokesman said.

Trump sparked criticism on both sides of the Atlantic on Wednesday by sharing anti-Muslim videos posted by Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of the group Britain First, who was convicted this month of abusing a Muslim woman.

His new response triggered outrage in Britain, with some opposition politicians demanding he apologize for his sharp words to May.

Islamist militants have carried out several major attacks in Britain this year that have killed a total of 36 people, including a bombing in Manchester and two attacks on bridges in London in which victims were rammed with vehicles and stabbed.

A spokesman for May’s Downing Street office in London declined to comment on Trump’s tweet on Thursday. May was on a trip to the Middle East and was expected to speak to media in Jordan later on Thursday.

Trump initially addressed his tweet to a Twitter handle that was not May‘s, though he later retweeted to the British leader’s correct account.

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