President Donald Trump’s controversial Twitter feed has created a row with the United Kingdom for a second time so far on Wednesday.
Early in the day, President Trump retweeted a pro-fascist activist in Britain. Britain First, the anti-Muslim group whose videos were promoted by Trump, then began scrubbing their Facebook page of posts praising Vladimir Putin.
Political leaders in the UK slammed Trump pushing fake news.
“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,” a Downing Street spokesman told the BBC. “It is wrong for the president to have done this.”
Predictably, Trump lashed out at Prime Minister Theresa May, telling her, “don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine,” Trump claimed.
Yet in his haste to defend getting caught spreading fascist propaganda, Trump inadvertently tweeted his reply at somebody other than the Prime Minister.
In September, Prime Minister Theresa May scolded Trump for the irresponsible speculation on Twitter about a terror attack in London.