Trump Under Fire For Retweeting Anti-Muslim Messages

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Donald Trump has come under fire for retweeting messages originally posted by the deputy leader of Britain First.

The tweets include video footage of an “Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!”

A second tweet was captioned “Muslim destroys statue of Virgin Mary”, while a third read “Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death”.

The original tweets come from the deputy leader of Britain First, Jayda Fransen who was arrested last week over a speech she made in Belfast over the summer.

Britain First came under fire for sharing videos which were determined to be fake.

The party, who are no longer officially recognised as a political party has called its supporters to join what they call as the “British resistance” and help to secure a “future for British children.”

Trump has been condemned by politicians and activists in the past for his failure to condemn far-right groups, particularly in the wake of the Charlottesville violence in August.

When neo-Nazis marched through Charlottesville, he initially blamed the hatred on “many sides” before the next day taken a firmer stance against the far-right groups.

But he then performed a second u-turn by calling out members of what he called the “alt-left.”

Reacting to the news, Fransen tweeted: “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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