In an early morning Twitterstorm, President Donald Trump retweeted a pro-fascist activist in Britain, who published videos of an alleged Muslim attacking non-Muslims.
Dutch media claimed that the culprit involved wasn't a Muslim. Nor was he a migrant. Rather he is a 16-year old Dutch boy from town of Edam-Volendam. He was reportedly arrested on May 13, one day after the incident happened.
According to a Washington Post reporter, "one of Trump's anti-Muslim videos is from July 2013 in Egypt, following the military coup of President Morsi, which prompted protests/clashes throughout the country."
My colleague @ahauslohner flags that one of Trump's anti-Muslim videos is from July 2013 in Egypt, following the mi… https://t.co/8QSWuZSh2P— Ashley Parker (@Ashley Parker)1511963571.0
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman asked how Trump found these tweets, saying she doesn't think he did so alone.
Did he find these himself? Seems unlikely. https://t.co/RcDWnJq6lF— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1511961889.0
"Yeah, someone might want to tell whoever is running Trump's Twitter account this morning that retweeting Britain First is not great optics," Paul Joseph Watson, InfoWars' editor-at-large tweeted.
Yeah, someone might want to tell whoever is running Trump's Twitter account this morning that retweeting Britain Fi… https://t.co/pVPAyStHK8— Paul Joseph Watson (@Paul Joseph Watson)1511956122.0
He wasn't alone. @AG_Conservative proclaimed, "No one spreads more fake news than Trump."
No one spreads more fake news than Trump. https://t.co/FwoD2865Sg— AG (@AG)1511962400.0
Washington Free Beacon reporter Alex Grisold tweeted another concerning information about the woman that Trump was "obsessively" retweeting this morning. The story was from, Jayda Frasen, who was convicted of religiously aggravated harassment in November 2016 after she abused a woman wearing a hijab.
Even former Trump ally Piers Morgan asked "what the hell are you doing," after the president retweeted the woman.
"What the hell are you doing retweeting a bunch of unverified videos by Britain First, a bunch of disgustingly racist far-right extremists? Please STOP this madness & undo your retweets."
Good morning, Mr President @realDonaldTrump - what the hell are you doing retweeting a bunch of unverified videos b… https://t.co/bFcPjiSCmS— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1511957306.0