Theresa May Condemns Trump’s Retweets Of Fascist Group Whose Follower Assassinated Labour MP Jo Cox

Early this morning Trump retweeted three anti-Muslim messages from a British fascist group that made global headlines last year when one of its followers assassinated Labour MP Jo Cox while shouting the group’s name.

The Evening Standard reports:

Theresa May has condemned Donald Trump as “wrong” to share a string of anti-Muslim far-right videos online. The US President triggered a furious global backlash when he retweeted several unverified videos posted by the deputy leader of far-right group Britain First, Jayda Fransen.

Prime Minister Theresa May faced growing pressure to condemn President Trump’s retweets but for hours the UK Government was silent, releasing no official statement.

At shortly after 4pm, Number 10 told the Standard: “Britain First seeks to divide communities through their use of hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions.

“They cause anxiety to law-abiding people. 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. It is wrong for the President to have done this.”

Following this morning’s retweets some members of Parliament have renewed calls to cancel Trump’s upcoming state visit, but May’s office today said the visit is still on.  It appears Trump came across the Britain First tweets via Ann Coulter, who is one of the 45 accounts he follows on Twitter.

  • kareemachan

    Yeah, the visit will be on, but the Queen won’t bother and there’ll be no gold carriage ride for the nazi-lover.

    • robindaybird

      from what I heard that carriage is the most uncomfortable any the royals rode in – that it pitches more than a ship in a typhoon. I say let him ride it and pitch him out into a muddy ditch.

  • DreadPikathulhu

    And yet nothing will change. His deplorable supporters will still worship him, the GOP will get their tax cuts, and the majority of voters will continue to be ignored.

    • Ninja0980

      And some folks on the left will still do purity tests.

  • Tawreos

    Of course he follows Ann Coulter, she is just full of hate and stupidity as he is

  • bkmn
    • Tread

      Don’t give him any ideas.

    • OdieDenCO

      poor Micronesia! sodomized by a micopenis.

      • Jonathan Smith

        if the micro fits………

      • Jonathan Smith

        isin’t he grabbing it by the Virginia?

    • AmeriCanadian

      Phuket!

  • FAEN

    This is who the GOP are! And not a peep from members about this.

    I never imagined I would ever see an American President push this kind of hate. I’m so distressed about all this.

    • Ninja0980

      Nixon,St.Ronnie and George W all did, just with dog whistles.

  • Do Something Nice

    Finally, Trump made his father and grandfather very proud! What a legacy!

  • boobert

    If he gets too much flack , he’ll just blame some intern for posting it.

  • Publius

    I like Theresa May. In terms of raw political positions, she’s basically a middle-of-the-road Democrat.

    • HoneyBoySmith

      She was also the first world leader to rush to suck Trump’s dick.

      Now she’s backing away?

      Lie in the bed you’ve made, Theresa.

      • JackFknTwist

        Exactly ! She toddled over to meet him in his first week….and hold his hand !

        Jesus Christ, there is no low level to which this b itch will not stoop !
        Now she is in bed with the anti- gay Unionists, the DUP.

        In case you guys don’t know the DUP, Democratic Unionist Party are from Northern Ireland.

        They have prevented abortion in Northern Ireland.

        They hate gays and the ‘abomination’ of homosexuality.

        They have prevented marriage equality;
        Northern Ireland is the only enclave in either the United Kingdom or Ireland not to have gay, same sex marriage. This was prevented by the DUP in the Northern Ireland Executive. “Sinn Fein” — tried to introduce Same Sex Marriage and was prevented by May’s friends – the DUP.
        Now May is dependent on the 10 DUP votes to keep her minority government in power.
        The official name of the Tory party is :
        “The Conservative and Unionist Party”
        In other words May and her party & supporters are bigots…….anti -gay bigots.

      • Publius

        Yeah good point. That meeting was not a good look, and the hand-holding was cringe worthy.

        • JackFknTwist

          Jesus !
          She being kept in power by the DUP from Northern Ireland . they have the ten votes she needs in the House of Commons !
          The DUP are anti-gay, and have prevented gay marriage.
          there is NOTHING good about Theresa May ! – she is on bed with the bigots !

          • Publius

            I understand and respect your position. It’s legitimate. I wish she didn’t need a coalition to form a government.

          • JackFknTwist

            Please, please, please go to You Tube and look up : “Liar Liar Liar, ” by Dr. SKA.

            It’s not just my small opinion.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      We don’t need politicians though. What we need is a clear line drawn.

    • The_Wretched

      You may be more correct than you intend to be. May is a right winger. So are some of the so called “middle-of-the-road Democrats”.

      • Publius

        Like Hillary, at least circa pre-2016. In 2008 she was quite clearly the moderate/centrist alternative to the seemingly progressive Obama.

  • Guess

    #Trexit

  • Michael R
    • JackFknTwist

      Of course Theresa May is the same arrogant b itch who held Trump/turd’s paw the very first week he was in office ……when she rushed over to Washington to do homage.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        And she only shits at downing st because of putin propaganda

        • JackFknTwist

          She is only in power because of the ten votes of the Democratic Unionist Party – DUP – of Northern Ireland.
          That DUP is anti gay and has prevented marriage equality in Northern Ireland – the only part of the UK or Ireland that does not have same sex marriage.

          In other words May is in bed with the Unionist bigots !

          • ChrisMorley

            We have had to pay the Democratic Unionists (DUP) the £1Billion extortion fee they demanded from Theresa May so they will vote to prop up her minority Conservative government.

            They (DUP) are making it almost impossible to deliver an open border between Ireland and Northern Ireland which the UK and Ireland and the EU all insist is essential in any Brexit deal.

          • JackFknTwist

            You make the exact points I have been blogging about for months.

            The DUP are going to succeed in f ucking up any Agreement between the UK and the EU.

            The Trade Talks cannot begin unless the Irish Border issue is satisfactorily agreed. The only way that can be agreed is if there is a trade border, not on the island of Ireland, but at the ports .
            The border, for trade, must be between the two islands, one in the EU one not, the NI can remain in the UK, but it must have a Special Status.

            Otherwise the whole UK will drop out of the EU as they go off the cliff .
            It is the DUP are preventing May from agreeing a sensible solution.,

          • Steve Smith

            But, given some of the crazy Brexit enthusiasts in her own government, she won’t be able to do any deals at all. “Special status” for Ulster is a non-starter if the UK leaves the customs union, so there will be a requirement for a hard border. And that would entail the government of Eire vetoing any further trade deals. I can’t see this government lasting, as May has no authority in her own cabinet, and the Tories have no-one left who can actually unite the party. And then, what happens to Gibraltar? It would be funny, watching this lot screw up, if it wasn’t such a pointless tragedy for most people. The USA and Britain, from respected countries to laughing stock in less than a year.

          • JackFknTwist

            I don’t want to be picky but…………………
            We are not talking about the ancient province of Ulster…which has 9 counties.
            We are just talking about the gerrymandered Six Counties, called Northern Ireland.
            Equally the name of the state is Ireland….see many supreme Court cases.
            That’s what the Irish Govt demands, no hard border even if there is a fall-off the-cliff by the UK.

            It is not Ireland which will veto any progression to Trade Talks , it is all 27 of the EU which will veto progression unless the Irish Border question is resolved.
            I cannot answer your question about Gibraltar. I do not know what will happen to it.

            the May govt is dependent on the DUP.
            The DUP will prevent Special Status for NI.
            So because of the DUP intransigence, all the UK and NI and Ireland will suffer economically.

            It really is incompetent beyond words. And it is all the UK’s fault. The British people were totally sold “a pig in a poke”……….all the promises were lies.
            The one solution is another Referendum.

          • Steve Smith

            Another referendum would be the only solution, and it would hopefully put an end to this idiocy for good. And for those of us resident in Europe, who still face a great deal of uncertainty, that would be an enormous relief.

          • JackFknTwist

            I agree. Brexit is being driven by a gang who have a personal ambitious agenda for their own promtion.

            They are not motivated by the best interests of the UK ; Boris, Gove, Fox and Davis have only their careers on their agendas.
            There is , I believe, a substantial majority of people who have awoken to the lies of the Brexit campaign and to the incompetence of the Cameron goon squad who made little coherent arguments to Remain.

          • JackFknTwist

            Second Reply :
            The UK and the EU both pay shocking amounts to NI.
            Yet the DUP feel no sense of gratitude , all they will bo is prevent the rest of the UK from agreeing a good deal between the UK/EU.

    • iLoveEggplant
      • StillALiberal

        To be fair, Every British Prime Minister has never been directly elected. We vote for our local MP and then they decide who should be PM – Many times the UK has changed PMs without a general election being immediately called. 2016 / 2007 / 1990 / 1976 being examples only in my lifetime.

      • JackFknTwist

        ….and shored up by the greatest most bitter gang of anti-gay bigots in all the UK….the DUP

    • God I love Mr. Fox!

  • Gustav2
    • Jonathan Smith

      not enough cheap gold leaf…………

    • JackFknTwist

      “What no gold coach ?”

      • Jonathan Smith

        “ummmmm…..sorry Donnie, it turned back into a pumpkin at midnight.Sad!”

      • Gustav2

        The Gold State Coach is an enclosed, eight horse-drawn carriage used by the British Royal Family. Commissioned in 1760, it was built in the London workshops of Samuel Butler. It was commissioned for £7,562[1](£1.08 million = US$1.57 million in 2014, adjusted for inflation).

        This coach has been used at the coronation of every British monarch since George IV. The coach’s great age, weight, and lack of manoeuvrability have limited its use to grand state occasions such as coronations, royal weddings, and the jubilees of a monarch. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f8b398bff5bb99b8cadade3dad719cde9ac9b60d9352ae7eade888ee7fd72928.jpg

        • Jonathan Smith

          well yes, but should dRumph use it, can they fumigate it?

          • Gustav2

            They must have after George IV, so it could be done again.

          • Snarkaholic

            Can they easily replace all of the pieces he’ll break off for souvenirs…right after carving his name deeply into the door?

          • JackFknTwist

            Not going to happen !
            i will be very surprised if the State Visit goes ahead.
            there are not enough police to prevent an attack and the riots that will follow.

          • ChrisMorley

            They now say it will be just a “working”, non-ceremonial visit.

            So he’ll be locked away out of view at the Prime Minister’s official retreat, Chequers, in rural Buckinghamshire, where security is enforceable.
            He seems to want to play golf on one of his Scottish courses (both are losing money) and drag the Queen into that. She’s not known for golf. Instead she breeds race horses and races them. Also she forces her guests at Balmoral Castle in Scotland to endure hours of Highland Games. Yawn.

        • ChrisMorley

          That’s not the one used in State Visits like Xi Jinping’s trip here. Instead the 2014 Diamond Jubilee State Coach is used. https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/royalmews/what-to-see-and-do/diamond-jubilee-coach

    • Tawreos

      Any chance he could walk in the parade, behind all of the horse but in front of the poopscoopers of course.

    • Paula

      Sorry, Mr. Trump, we rented the coach out for a Gypsy wedding and they have it rented for 6 more days.

      • Todd Allis

        Romani* 🙂

    • JCF

      And he ain’t getting an invite to Harry&Meghan’s wedding (but the Obamas ARE!)

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Leo

    OT. Konstantin Rykov. Learn the name. You’ll be hearing it much more often.
    https://twitter.com/washmonthly/status/935592195410755584

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • JackFknTwist

      That’s high drama.

    • safari

      There was a real estate developer in I think Arizona who took cyanide capsules after he was found guilty. He pretended to yawn and popped them in. It wasn’t a pleasant death — and it was captured on courtroom video.

      • Jonathan Smith

        look at all the incarceration $ he saved.

      • jmax

        A friend of mine showed me a video on his computer without warning me – it showed a city official (I believe it was in Oregon or Washington) who was accused of some crime. He stood up at a meeting, took a gun out of a large envelope, and blew his brains out in front of everyone with cameras rolling. I have never forgiven the guy who tricked me into watching it.

        • David Walker

          May have been Bud Dwyer in PA.

          • jmax

            Could be. It was a while back and I didn’t really search for details afterwards.

    • Tread

      Let’s hope he sets a precedent for war criminals and treasonous, evil assholes everywhere.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        You could have just said trump 🙂

        • Tread

          I wanted to include the Bush administration as well.

        • JackFknTwist

          My thoughts !

        • Snarky

          We were all thinking it. 🙂

    • Bluto

      No loss but holy crap.

  • safari
    • AmeriCanadian

      LOL. Kind of says who the master really is in that house.

    • JCF

      ROFL!

  • TampaZeke

    Totally off topic but I just had to share the good news!

    The serial killer that has been terrorizing the neighborhood of Seminole Heights, my neighborhood, here in Tampa has been arrested! Since this has made international news I figured that many of you have heard about it but may not have heard the latest. As of yesterday evening a suspect was arrested. He was in possession of the gun that was used in the murders and the same bullets as were used in the murders. He purchased the gun two days before the first murder. And bizarrly, he handed the gun to his manager at McDonald’s, told her he was the killer and was going to get some money so he could leave town. When he returned, yes he returned, he was taken into custody. Clothing with blood stains was also found in his car.

    It’s such a relief that this horrific nightmare has come to an end. Thanks to all of the law enforcement people, from all over the state and country, who worked tirelessly to solve these crimes and thanks to my Seminole Heights neighbors for being so amazing throughout the whole ordeal.

    • safari

      Was this the guy randomly shooting people in the morning?

      • TampaZeke

        Yes. Usually late at night or very early in the morning before the sun came up. He shot black and white, male and female, old and young. One of his victims was an autistic teenager who got off the bus at the wrong bus stop. The last murder was just five blocks down the street from my business.

        • JackFknTwist

          That is one horrific tale.

    • TampaZeke

      They may tie this asshole to the murder of a young gay man in the neighborhood that happened just a few weeks before the others but seems to match his M.O.

    • Snarky

      I heard last night that a suspect was arrested. With the gun, the shell casings from the murder scenes and the cell phone data, it sounds like they got the right guy. I hope you (and everyone there) can breathe easy once again!

    • JCF

      Happy for you, and your region, TZ. May justice be done.

  • gaycuckhubby
    • Jonathan Smith

      boy, is SHE in the wrong job.

  • Richard B

    Trump is not a well man, is over his head, and unable to lead our nation.
    The United States and the planet are witnessing in real time the worst narcissist ever seen on the world stage vulgarly masturbating his ego while staring in a mirror fully enamored by his overrated self importance.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/03a640dde72937eb3c83a9ad4b225b1b303c53d61878624a33340404b7bc8768.png

    • Tawreos

      I am not entirely convinced of this. There are a few people I would like to test this on using long stemmed roses, thorns and all.

    • Todd20036

      Some of us like nasty people…

      • another_steve

        Babe, he’s not talking about that kind of “nasty.”

        Please pay attention.

    • David Walker

      NSFW. Hey, it’s Bette Midler. What do you want? This joke applies; watch the rest at your peril. And 8:18 ain’t so bad, either.
      https://youtu.be/rXXfUEJqwyA?t=2m59s

  • another_steve

    British friends reading here: Pleeze do not allow this street thug masquerading as our president into your country. Please don’t do that.

    You people have too much dignity for that.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Sadly, he’s coming here in 2018. That said, the SS is going to have a hell of a time sheltering the shitgibbon from all the protests planned. I personally look forward to mooning the orange fuck when he comes to Ottawa.

    • Halou

      If we wanted to hear what Russia thinks of this country, we would cut out the fat, old, orange middleman and just invite Putin over to lecture us.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    >> It appears Trump came across the Britain First tweets via Ann Coulter, …
    Great to see Ann Coultergeist helping Trump make a complete ass of himself.
    Well done, Harpie!

  • Bluto

    Great. Now how about the rest of the civilized world condemn the bigoted, fear mongering carny-handed orange assclown.

  • AlternativeQuacks
    • another_steve

      I rejoice in the slow and lingering death of their political party.

      • Tor

        I wish the rate would speed up. Perhaps it’s a slow build-up to a glorious explosion that ends it all.

        • another_steve

          My fear is that the Rapture will occur and the only people left on the planet will be Republicans and me.

  • Gustav2
  • Gustav2

    Question on President Trump’s retweets this morning: Does it matter if it’s a fake video?

    Sarah Sanders: “I’m not talking about the nature of the video. I think you’re focusing on the wrong thing. The threat is real, and that’s what the President is talking about.”

    from NBC

    • CB

      How does a fake Video validate a real threat?

    • Snarky

      Sanders is really good at answering a question that wasn’t asked, then when the reporter has to ask the question again to make it specific enough she can’t squirm out of it, she says she already answered, and she moves on.

    • Halou

      How can the threat be real if all evidence for it is questionable, falsified, or unproven? This is the 1930s all over again, when it apparently didn’t matter if the Protocols of the Elders of Zion were a 19th century fake, it doesn’t matter if Jews fought and died fighting for the German side in WW1, “The threat is real!!!1!”
      Complete Nazi bigotry, Trump just doesn’t have the courage to outright order his ‘Second Amendment People’ to go all in.

      The video of someone being thrown off the roof is from Egypt, years ago when their last dictator was ousted. Since that time, thanks in no small part to western political pressure and coercion, such behaviour was stopped and Islamism was left resorting to terrorism to try and get it’s way, hence the murder of more than 200 people in the Sinai province just recently.

      It is a situation that has already been dealt with, but that is never enough for the far-right. On the one hand they do things like this, posting and retweeting the footage anew hoping that people have forgotten recent history and become enraged all over again and become violent. While on the other hand people like Tony Perkins and Michele Bachmann have arrived in Egypt this month to lecture the people there about how they must defy western pressure on this very issue, with regard to gay rights and the whole not-killing-your-people thing.
      Not to mention the United States at the UN voted NO to eliminating the gay death penalty. Ostensibly for support of the death penalty generally, but all past administrations have abstained on this question to oppose it’s specific application against gay people.

      • Snarky

        Amazing how he and so many on the right use unrelated information (in this case, videos) to support their racism. Find a video of Muslims being violent and viola! All Muslims are violent! But let a middle-aged white guy shoot 500 people at a country music concert in Las Vegas and viola! He was mentally disturbed.

      • coram nobis

        Simply the fact that an alleged president of the former US, by retweeting this, gives it a certain higher importance. There’s also the question why he’s spending time on this petty nonsense when he should be working at his alleged job.

        Maybe this explains his business history.

        • Halou

          Michael Flynn is making more and more headlines as time goes on, and, apparently, another sanctions law deadline is coming up.
          Trump is either creating something to try and distract the public, he is also going back to the embarrassing Access Hollywood tape and Birtherism for some reason like there is something *more* harmful to him on the horizon. Or Trump is trying to prove that by sabotaging the relationships between the US and it’s allies he is still valuable to Putin even though he is likely to fail to roll back the sanctions.
          Or both..

  • Jeffg166

    There goes the state carriage ride for der Donald.

    • coram nobis

      Or an invitation to the royal wedding. Not enough room in the chapel for an ego that big.

      • And the Brits are worried he might try to grab the bride and kiss her, or worse, like he does at every wedding he crashes.

      • Halou

        Depending on how young and attractive the bride is.
        Part of me even wants him to attend and try it, if only to see the fallout for such insulting behaviour land squarely on his shoulders. And, of course, to see Fox try and explain away how it is all normal wedding behaviour, or how Obama was so much worse, or how Hillary’s ‘x’, ‘y’, and ‘z’ are the real scandal.

        • coram nobis

          Yes, but do we want another war with Britain?

  • greenmanTN

    Her “rebuke” seems like pretty weak tea.

  • Theresa May is spineless. However, we know its about the money, following Brexit the UK needs (or is desperate for) the trade, along with Trump will no doubt be a trade delegation. Having worked around the Royal Family I still haven’t gotten over what Trump said/did to Princess Diana: 1) he said she would make the best trophy wife, 2) would have sex with her if she took an HIV test, 3) bombarded her with thousands of dollars worth of flowers for ages after her break up with Charles, which she found EXTREMELY creepy and couldn’t stop him from doing it. What kind of ego trip was Trump on? Diana was intelligent, Trump had no chance with her, he has a face like a smacked donkey’s arse that has been dragged through a hedge backwards. He is vile. It is NOT right for him to visit the UK around the time of the Royal Wedding.

    • JackFknTwist

      Diana no doubt had the same opinion of Trump/turd as Hillary had :
      ” Back off creep!”

      • She would throw the flowers away in the trash. This is where Trump belongs. Note that friends of Diana were also bombarded with letters by Trump too. I wonder if he was married at the time? Wouldn’t surprise me.

    • Halou

      Trump is an affluenza child, has never been told no, and has always been able to rely on daddy and/or an army of lawyers to always be around to fix the problems he created. At no point did he ever think he was not entitled to marry himself into royalty, not just allowed to, but entitled to. He more or less sees himself as an American equivalent anyway.

  • With Brexit looming, May is so desperate for an American trade deal she’s willing to risk the stability of her nation and its standing. So many 1930’s parallels…

    • coram nobis

      Not entirely. I don’t think Donald or Rex want the Sudetenland.

      • Halou

        They don’t, but they’re more than willing to lend legitimacy to Russia for it’s revanchist territorial expansion. They just have to figure out how to go from not implementing new sanctions as they are doing now to rolling back existing ones and not have mass domestic unrest as a result.

      • M Jackson

        trump could slap his name on it and drive it to bankruptcy

      • BobSF_94117

        Who is the Sue Denton and how old is she?

        • coram nobis

          Probably of legal age by now.

  • Halou

    It is great that the British government recognises that “Britain First” is a group of violent haters, but that wasn’t the question they were asked. The British government is still essentially silent on the United States government, by the actions of the head of government himself, making it an official policy to endorse and speak up for a group of terrorist sympathisers.

  • JackFknTwist

    Hahaha….May condemns the ‘far right’ when at the same time she is in power because of the 10 votes of the DUP – the anti gay bigot party from Northern ireland.
    Hahaha…….

    • Halou

      Her alliance with them almost killed the Good Friday Agreement that put an end to decades of low intensity war in Northern Ireland. Such is her right-wing fixation.

      • JackFknTwist

        She will kill off the Good Friday Agreement because she cannot agree the trade border between the post-Brexit UK and the EU. And she cannot agree the trade sea border because she is in power only with the votes of the bigot anti-gay Democratic Unionist P – DUP-arty of Northern Ireland.

        It only makes sense to have that border in the Irish sea – for trade purposes, not on the island of Ireland.

        Each side says ‘no border’ on the island of Ireland. But no one agrees where the border of the UK/EU should be.
        It would kill the Peace Agreement if is was sought to impose a border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

        But the British have admitted that they had not thought about the issue of the NI/Ireland border before they called a Referendum.

        They had not even thought about it.
        And that is the level of British incompetence.

  • Ok, so it took a ridiculously long time for May to respond to his retweets. But…..here there has been silence from any of our members of Congress, or Governors. Why isn’t anyone yelling about these racist retweets here???

  • anne marie in philly

    that’s our dump! keep spreading the lies, dump!

  • Halou

    As terrible as Theresa May is, not once did she call Thomas Mair a “very fine person”, nor did she blame Jo Cox for her own murder. See, Trump, it really isn’t that hard to do.

  • Edmund Allin

    She’s stood up to Trump, she has. She’s a strong, decisive leader.

  • BobSF_94117