Britain hits out at Donald Trump over anti-Muslim retweet
LONDON: US President Donald Trump was “wrong” to retweet three anti-Muslim videos posted by the deputy head of British far-right group Britain First, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said on Wednesday.
“Britain First seeks to divide communities through their use of hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions. They cause anxiety to law-abiding people,” he said.
“British people overwhelmingly reject the prejudiced rhetoric of the far right, which is the antithesis of the values that this country represents — decency, tolerance and respect. It is wrong for the president to have done this.”
Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour party, had tweeted earlier: “I hope our government will condemn far-right retweets by Donald Trump. They are abhorrent, dangerous and a threat to our society.”