Trump Retweets Leader Of Far-Right British Extremist Group Who Was Just Convicted For Hate Speech

CNBC reports:

President Donald Trump retweeted a number of posts by the deputy leader of one of the U.K.’s most far-right, anti-Islamic activist groups.

Early Wednesday, the U.S. president retweeted three anti-Islamic videos posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First, a group whose members are banned from mosques in England and Wales.

The group was formed in 2011 by former members of the British National Party (BNP) another well-known far-right, nationalist party. Its members campaign against multiculturalism and what they see as the Islamization of the country.

The Guardian reports that earlier this month Fransen was convicted of “religiously aggravated harassment” for verbally abusing a woman wearing a hijab.

  • Gustav2

    We should expect an apology or maybe an “oops,” right?

    • Bluto

      You’re a funny man.

    • Taylor Bixler

      SHS: The President was clearly making a joke….

  • ChrisMorley

    Fransen responded delightedly to her posts being republished by the Trump account.

    She wrote: “THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, DONALD
    TRUMP, HAS RETWEETED THREE OF DEPUTY LEADER JAYDA FRANSEN’S TWITTER VIDEOS! DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF HAS RETWEETED THESE VIDEOS AND HAS AROUND 44 MILLION FOLLOWERS! GOD BLESS YOU TRUMP! GOD BLESS AMERICA!”

    In September Fransen was charged with causing religiously aggravated harassment together with Paul Golding the leader of Britain First.
    “The investigation related to 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,” Kent police said at the time.

    Thomas Mair, the extreme rightwing terrorist, shouted “Britain first” before killing the MP Jo Cox during the EU referendum campaign last year.
    Cox’s widow, Brendan Cox, accused Trump of spreading hatred and trying to legitimise the far right in Britain.’

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/29/trump-account-retweets-anti-muslim-videos-of-british-far-right-leader

    https://twitter.com/MrBrendanCox/status/935842524383645696

  • Harveyrabbit

    Well! Another long, tiring morning of Tweets. Time for a cigar break.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/932a910d001e056e2dbb3493fbf058d26a493b29982e84fb2fc185e10894b8c6.gif

    • Robincho

      Who’s a good doggie!…

    • JT

      That turd is too small.

      • JCF

        Won’t wish diarrhea on a doggie—am just saying that that might spread enough to obscure the heinous image!

  • Dazzer

    Even the Conservatives in Britain – on TV at the moment – are looking shell-shocked by this.

    Just for reference, an MP – Jo Cox – was murdered last year by a man shouting “Britain First!”.

    Trump is promoting an organisation that has members who assassinate political opponents.

    • kanehau

      There’s good people on both sides. s

    • JackFknTwist

      The House of Commons this morning :
      “Trump has legitimised white facism in the USA; he’s not going to do it here.”

      Major calls for any State Visit invitation to be rescinded.
      The Brits should never have invited this loose turd in the first place. He has no class and essentially is just an uneducated loud mouth.

    • Paul

      And when it happended the usual suspects were trying to claim it wasn’t terrorism.

  • clay

    Can we get Turmp’s caddy back onto the links and away from the laptop?

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    I just woke up and thought I had a bad nightmare, this is worse.

  • Sam_Handwich

    what a goddamn pig

    • Gustav2

      Yes, but we are not talking about taxes or Russia.

      • JCF

        By design.

    • JT

      Pigs are smart and clean by comparison with this filthy, abominable disgrace.

  • but her emails, right?

    Fuck every one of you Fucks who voted for this Fucking Piece of Total Dogshit.

    • AJD

      And the Stein voters too

    • Gerry Fisher

      So much prolonged pain from that election. I won’t be able to look at my country or fellow citizens in the same way ever again. Decent people would not have allowed this to happen, IMO.

  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    How many shiny objects will Trump toss out today?

    Whenever the OGIC* ups his game, it means that the noose is tightening. Indictment of Kushner before the month is over?

    *Outrage Generator in Chief

    • paganguy

      It’s also conveniently distracting people away from the horrible tax bill.

  • Michael R
    • Bj Lincoln

      THIS! Nice to see even if it’s not a national movement.

    • prixator

      How many massacres ago was that one?

  • AJD

    I’m wondering why she’s still verified when people like Richard Spencer lost their blue checks.

  • Dazzer

    The Conservative ‘spin’ at the moment – desperate and harried – is that “we should always respect the office of the President of the United States, if not always the person who holds it”.

    In the Foreign Office, the senior mandarins are already through their third bottle of gin for the day.

    Meanwhile, Prime Minister of the UK, Theresa may, is in Jordan – where this is going to contribute even further to her on-going nervous breakdown.

    • TuuxKabin

      Poor thing. PM May. Sigh.

    • TuuxKabin

      OT: if I may. How’s the car wash guys?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3Qr6omvRVI

    • jmax

      “We should always respect the office of the President of the United States, if not always the person who holds it”.
      Unless, of course, there’s a black guy in that office. Then all bets are off.

      • David Walker

        Sounds way too much like “Hate the sin, love the sinner,” one of the more stupid pabulum statements from The Truly Religious.

        • jmax

          And they tend to pull both of them out of their ass at the most convenient times.

  • ChrisMorley

    Is tRump majorly pissed off with Prince Harry for making sure tRump never gets a Royal Wedding Invite? ? ?

  • jpeeps

    Top item on today’s 1PM news on BBC Radio 4.

  • Robincho

    Here we have it, ladies and gentlemen — the absolute lowest form of “human” life yet discovered…

  • Gene Perry
    • David Walker

      And the beat goes on.

    • Canadian Observer

      Is it available as a Tshirt? Asking for a friend.

  • Reality.Bites

    Time for a travel ban. Trump needs to be declared inadmissible to the UK a private citizen.

    • ChrisMorley

      We have ways of “Inviting” the unwanted, that make acceptance awkward.

      • Reality.Bites

        Yeah, because he takes subtle hints he’s disliked.

    • Halou

      His Scotland golf course should be nationalised without compensation, then sold off to Mexico, or a Muslim community group, or to the company running the offshore wind farm Trump spent so long trying to put a stop to.

      • David Walker

        And then that money should go to Puerto Rico to help their restarting efforts.

        I find it interesting and exciting that San Juan’s mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz has become the spokesperson for Puerto Rico. An eloquent, impassioned, and utterly committed person, her time with Rachel last night was inspired.

  • Michael R

    Attention millions of Americans :
    Surround White House .
    Remove moron .

    • Bj Lincoln

      We should have done that a long time ago.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Still can

  • Daveed_WOW

    We are being trolled. By the President and by the media.
    http://www.palmerreport.com/opinion/racist-obama/6328/

  • Ray Page

    VIDEO: White fake Christian brags about sexually assaulting women.

    • Reality.Bites

      Who the fuck wants to watch Trump’s inaugural address again?

  • Mike Solo

    I think he has finally lost what was left of his swiss cheese flavoured cheeto brain.

  • jpeeps

    The upside: an excellent opportunity to withdraw the invitation for a state visit.

  • TuuxKabin
  • Friday’s_cat

    The Great White Dope’s attaboys hover in the mid 30s despite his boorish ignorance. Call them Moran-Americans, Ignoratti, Tiki-Nazis, or Klan they won’t change. They take their Hate&Bigotry to the polls come election day while decent Americans stay home because Purity.
    Second thought make that Fools.

  • Tawreos

    Great he is now stirring up hate and fear in other countries, that should help the country’s reputation around the world.

  • zhera

    He’s expecting some major move from Mueller, isn’t he. He always goes off the rails right before something big happens.

    • ColdCountry

      He’s always off the rails.

    • David Walker

      Here’s hoping. Someone reported (maybe Rachel Maddow) that staff said he’s convinced the entire “Russia thing” will be over by January 1…and they’re very concerned about what will happen January 2 when “the Russia thing” won’t have been resolved. But it’s the gift-giving season, so maybe Santa Mueller will have some gifts for us.

  • Taylor Bixler
  • Halou

    Something worth noting about the “British National Party”, their members are banned from almost all public service employment, as teachers, police officers, even the military wont let them in because their political views are so discriminatory and toxic they cannot be trusted to do their jobs when confronted with Muslims and black people and gays and whoever else.

  • Halou

    Of course Trump would retweet Britain First. They’re no different than the “fine people” who were making themselves known in Charlottesville not that long ago, the ones who marched around the place while carrying “our flag” before moving on to commit vehicular homicide.

    Jo Cox murder trial: ‘Thomas Mair repeatedly shouted ‘Britain First’ before shooting and stabbing MP’
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/jo-cox-murder-trial-tommy-mair-britain-first-thomas-mp-killer-court-latest-a7416021.html

    Trump is retweeting a group whose ideological affiliates murder members of Parliament. Literal terrorists!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Retweeting BF of all groups…yoo hoo, Murika…he really is a Nazi sympathizer.

  • fedupmd

    Only progressives can’t distinguish the acts of the few from the many. Why do you think that people can not see the brutality of a muslim against others and think “there is one guy acting badly”.

    • NZArtist

      Tell me about christian ‘lone wolf’ mass murders, thanks.

  • Snownova

    That tweet about a “Muslim immigrant” beating up a Dutch boy on crutches? The perpetrator was neither an immigrant nor Muslim.
    (sorry for the Dutch link, feel free to google translate it)
    https://nos.nl/artikel/2205150-trump-trapt-in-nepnieuws-en-retweet-nederlandse-anti-moslim-video.html