The Prime Minister Theresa May has released a statement to confirm that although she feels that Donald Trump was ‘wrong’ to retweet content from the far-right political party Britain First, his invitation to visit the United Kingdom would still be valid.
There have been some concerns raised over Trump’s credibility after the three unverified videos from Britain First’s deputy leader Jayda Fransen appeared on Trump’s official Twitter feed, with a number of politicians saying that he must not be allowed to visit the United Kingdom.
The statement from Downing Street said:
“It is wrong for the President to have done this.”
“The United States is one of our oldest and closest allies. An invitation has been extended and accepted. Further details will follow in due course.”
BREAKING: Donald Trump has just shared content from Jayda Fransen of Britain First on Twitter
Donald Trump’s official Twitter account has just shared content from Jayda Fransen of Britain First, in what could be the far-right group’s largest ever piece of exposure and publicity.
At the present time, it doesn’t appear that his account has been hacked, and all indications are that the President fully intended to share the content.
According to a report on the BBC:
Donald Trump’s Twitter account has retweeted three inflammatory anti-Muslim videos from a British far-right group.
The first tweet from Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First, 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.
Britain First was founded in 2011 by former members of the far-right British National Party (BNP).
Just in case the tweets are removed, here is a screenshot of one of the three shares:
It will be interesting to see how this plays out for the President, as it is inevitable that some people will use this to attack him due to Britain First’s reputation in the United Kingdom.
It is equally possible that he didn’t even realise who she is, and he is just sharing the content on the merit of the videos themselves.
Either way, we can see Jayda’s Twitter account getting a fair few new followers over this …