Tag Archives: Britain First

Trump “Apologizes” For Retweeting British Extremists

Politico reports: U.S. President Donald Trump apologized for retweeting the ultra-nationalist far-right group Britain First, saying in a TV interview he knew “nothing” about the organization at the time. “If you’re telling me they are horrible racist people, I will certainly apologize if you’d like me to do that,” Trump told ITV Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan. “I know …

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Twitter Suspends British Extremist Retweeted By Trump

The Hill reports: A far-right British activist who gained prominence after President Trump retweeted her anti-Muslim tweets in November had her Twitter account suspended on Monday as part of the social network’s effort to crack down on hate speech. Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of far-right British group Britain First, saw her account suspended as part of a Twitter-wide crackdown …

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REPORT: US Drops Trump’s January Visit To Britain

The Telegraph reports: US 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. Mr Trump, the US president, had been penciled in for a ‘working visit’ in the first month of 2018 to formally open America’s new London embassy. The trip, a scaled down …

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Sen. Lindsey Graham Rips Trump Over Fascist Group Retweets: The Antidote To Terrorism Isn’t Racism

“The one thing I’ve learned after 42 trips to the region is that the antidote to terrorism is not racism and religious bigotry. When you embrace religious bigotry, when you say that all Muslims are the same, then you’re undercutting our effort to win the war. I think it was very inappropriate for the President of the United States to …

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London Mayor Blasts Trump: He Has Betrayed Britain And Should Not Be Welcomed For A State Visit

CNN reports: The mayor of London slammed President Donald Trump on Thursday for retweeting anti-Muslim propaganda from a British far-right party, and suggested UK Prime Minister Theresa May shouldn’t welcome Trump into their country for a state visit. Khan, who is Muslim, called Britain First, the far-right party Trump retweeted on Wednesday, “a vile, extremist group that exists solely to …

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Breitbart Slams Trump For “Hate Speech” Retweets

InfoWars and Breitbart turn on Trump in the same day. From Breitbart senior editor Joel Pollak: Even without knowing more about [Jayda] Fransen or Britain First, the president was wrong to retweet what she had posted. There is no way of knowing whether the videos are authentic, and — most important — when and where they were made. That is …

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White House: So What If Trump Retweeted Fake Videos From Fascists, The Muslim Threat Is Real [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: The White House has defended the unverified, Islamophobic videos that Donald Trump shared as driving home an important point – regardless of if they are real or not. “Whether it’s a real video, the threat is real,” Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters. “His goal is to promote strong border security and strong national security.” At …

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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 …

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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 …

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BRITAIN: Neo-Nazi Pro-Brexit Killer Of Labour MP Jo Cox Tells Court “My Name Is Death To Traitors”

Politico reports: The man charged with murdering British Labour MP Jo Cox this week said on his first appearance in court on Saturday that his name was “Death to traitors, freedom for Britain.” U.K. media said 52-year-old Thomas Mair, who has been charged with the murder by West Yorkshire police, refused to give his real name or his address and …

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