'Don't focus on me,' Donald Trump tells Theresa May

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'Don't focus on me,' Donald Trump tells Theresa May

Nekumanesh says Trump is using these videos to promote a travel ban and tighter immigration policies.

Britain First is a political party condemned as ultranationalist and previously accused of sharing anti-Muslim conspiracy theories.

Trump posted the messages early in the morning, retweeting them from Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the far-right group Britain First, a small fringe group whose profile was elevated by Trump's attention. Fransen past year was found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment of a Muslim woman.

"Whether it's a real video, the threat is real and that is what the President is talking about", said Sanders. "Another claimed to show a Muslim destroying a statue of the Virgin Mary, and another claimed to show immigrants hitting a Dutch boy on crutches". The third video has been discredited by Dutch observers.

President Donald Trump retweeted a series of inflammatory videos Wednesday that purport to show violence being committed by Muslims.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May criticized Trump for retweeting the anti-Muslim videos.

"On Wednesday (Thursday NZT), the Dutch embassy in the U.S. responded via a tweet saying: "@realDonaldTrump Facts do matter. The videos included footage portraying Muslims committing violent acts. "He received and completed his sentence under Dutch law".

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By then the videos had already caused a diplomatic incident.

"It is wrong for the president to have done this", said a spokesperson from the office of Theresa May, adding that Britain First is a group that spins "hate-filled narratives to peddle lies and stoke tensions".

"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".

He added: "It is wrong for the President to have done this". "We are doing just fine", Trump tweeted, using an incorrect Twitter handle for May.

The Archbishop, the Rt Rev Justin Welby, called on Mr Trump to delete his retweets and "make clear his opposition to racism and hatred".

Even some of Trump's most enthusiastic supporters criticised his behaviour. "Please STOP this madness & undo your retweets". As we know Donald Trump stands for free speech. But Congressional Republicans remain focussed on delivering what would be Trump's first legislative victory with the passage of a major tax bill.

The matter struck such a nerve in Britain that the British House of Commons spent a few moments discussing Trump's tweets during a Point of Order.

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