Donald Trump retweeted videos on twitter which shows the violent acts of Muslims, which were first sent out by the leader of an ultranationalist party in Great Britain once convicted in that country for harassing a Muslim.
The videos, which showed a man beating another young man holding crutches and another showing a group of people kicking a man after he was thrown from a building
It immediately attracted criticism from different corners,
Piers Morgan said “What the hell are you doing retweeting a bunch of unverified videos by Britain First, a bunch of disgustingly racist far-right extremists?”
He retweeted “Please STOP this madness & undo your retweets,”
The leader of the United Kingdom’s left-wing Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, called for the British government to condemn the retweets.
Corbyn tweeted “I hope our Government will condemn far-right retweets by Donald Trump. They are abhorrent, dangerous and a threat to our society,”.
The footages were first tweeted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the ultranationalist Britain First Party. Fransen was arrested earlier this month over a speech made in Belfast this summer at a Northern Ireland Against Terrorism rally, according to the BBC.
The Guardian reported last year that Fransen was found guilty of “religiously aggravated harassment” for verbal abuse of a woman wearing a hijab in front of her four children.
It was not immediately clear why Trump decided to retweet the videos on Wednesday. It comes as he deals with the latest missile launch by North Korea on Tuesday and in the midst of the fight over tax reform in the Senate.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations in a statement called Trump’s tweets “incitement to violence against American Muslims.”
Trump’s call for a Muslim ban was turned into a travel ban aimed at six predominantly Muslim nations earlier this year that has been fought in the courts.
The president also endured a storm of protests after he offered an equivocal response to the deadly protests over the summer in Charlottesville, Va., between white supremacist groups and those opposing them.