Donald Trump is retweeting the deputy leader of far-right group Britain First
Donald Trump has retweeted three messages from Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of far-right group Britain First.
The three videos are captioned as follows; VIDEO: Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!, VIDEO: Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!, VIDEO: Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!.
Britain First was founded in 2011 and has gained notoriety for posting videos that promote anti-Islam, anti-immigration and anti-abortion policies.
Journalist Piers Morgan has been a supporter of Trump in the past, but he has condemned Trump's decision to share the rhetoric of Britain First.
Good morning, Mr President @realDonaldTrump - what the hell are you doing retweeting a bunch of unverified videos by Britain First, a bunch of disgustingly racist far-right extremists?
Please STOP this madness & undo your retweets.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 29, 2017
This is the person Trump just retweeted three times. pic.twitter.com/QqeenIlfnj
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) November 29, 2017
Earlier this month, Ms Fransen was arrested in London over a speech made at a rally in Belfast this summer.
Jayda Fransen, 31, from Penge in south-east London, was arrested in Bromley by Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) detectives.
Ms Fransen and the leader of Britain First, Paul Golding, were in Belfast on 6 August for a demonstration by a group calling themselves Northern Ireland Against Terrorism.
This protest took place on the same day as a republican march that was organised by the Anti-Internment League.
The PSNI released this statement at the time: " “A 31-year-old woman has been arrested by PSNI criminal investigation branch detectives in London today. The arrest was made in Bromley by PSNI detectives working with officers from the London Metropolitan police service. The woman is being brought to Belfast to be interviewed under article 9(1) of the Public Order (NI) Order 1987 in relation to speeches made at the Northern Ireland Against Terrorism Rally on Sunday 6 August this year.”
Ms Fransen is also being investigated by Kent Police over “the distribution of leaflets in the Thanet and Canterbury areas, and the posting of online videos during a trial held at Canterbury crown court the same month,” according to officers.