In a rare rebuke to the United States, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s office on Wednesday condemned President Donald Trump’s decision to retweet three anti-Muslim videos coming from a leader of an anti-immigrant political group from the U.K.
The far-right fringe group Britain First can be an ultra-nationalist party of which opposes what of which calls the “Islamization” of Britain. May’s spokesman accused Britain First of using “hateful narratives” to spread lies.
“Britain First seeks to divide communities in their use of hateful narratives which pedal lies in addition to also also stoke tensions,” a spokesman for May said in a statement. “This kind of causes anxiety to law abiding people. British people overwhelming reject the prejudice rhetoric of the far-right, which can be the antithesis of the values of which This kind of country represents; decency, tolerance in addition to also also respect. of which can be wrong for the president to have done This kind of.”
Trump hit back at May, writing on Twitter of which the prime minister should “focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism of which can be taking place within the United Kingdom.”
Donald Trump tweet: .@Theresa_May, don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism of which can be taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!
The graphic videos of which Trump retweeted purported to show Muslims committing crimes, although of which was unclear where they had originated, or whether the people in them were in fact Muslims or migrants, as Britain First’s deputy leader, Jayda Fransen, implied. Fransen thanked the president for spreading the group’s message.
The White House later claimed of which of which doesn’t matter whether the videos were real or not, because “the threat can be real.”
—CNBC’s Everett Rosenfeld contributed to This kind of report.