Trump attacks May for speaking out against his Britain First re-tweet

Evarado Alatorre
Diciembre 7, 2017

"The Prime Minister of our country should be using any influence she and her government claim to have with the President and his administration to ask him to delete these tweets and to apologise to the British people".

Senior UK politicians have piled in to rebuke Donald Trump for posting anti-Muslim videos on Twitter.

"After this latest incident, it is increasingly clear that any official visit at all from President Trump to Britain would not be welcomed".

Earlier the House of Commons held an hourlong emergency debate to discuss Trump's online activity as home secretary Amber Rudd was forced to the House of Commons to discuss the USA president's actions, which have given the anti-immigrant group worldwide media attention.

In pointed remarks apparently aimed at Mr Trump on Thursday, Mrs May said it was essential to deal with terrorism and extremism "from whatever source they come".

But a row has threatened to erupt between the two leaders after Mr Trump shared a string of tweets purportedly showing violent acts by Muslims.

President Trump responded: "Don't focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!"

Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi yesterday wrote to the United States president urging him to delete his retweets of the videos, which Zahawi said "seek to conflate all Muslims into one skewed and twisted stereotype in the hope of inciting religious hatred".

U.S. diplomats have dropped plans for Donald Trump to conduct a visit to Britain in January amid a war of words between the two countries' leaders.

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But at a news conference in Jordan, she repeatedly deflected questions about Trump's tweet that criticized her. "And I'm very clear that retweeting from Britain First was the wrong thing to do".

Trump has a history of jumping on Twitter and causing headaches for British officials.

Stateside, the President frequently has to correct tweets, typically because of typos. In remarks rarely uttered about a USA president in the House of Commons, some parliamentarians mocked Trump as "stupid". "I don't have much to add beyond that". "It is a country and people of extraordinary generosity, courage, kindness and humanity - but this president represents none of those things".

It comes despite the row between the US President and Theresa May grows after he retweeted videos shared by far-right group Britain First.

But she also urged lawmakers to consider the bigger value of the deep ties with the United States.

Trump fired back, telling May to stay focused on the threat of terror in her own country.

"She must end humiliating dependence of Brexit Britain on goodwill of evil racist", he tweeted. "Cancel the state visit".

"No, I don't believe so but I think he knew what the issues are", Sanders said. "I'm sure many of us might share his view".

"There have been moments of real tension, surprise and the impression of real damage to U.S. -U.K. relationship" in the past, Niblett said.

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