Twitterstorm as Trump hits back at May

Twitterstorm as Trump hits back at May
By Robert Hackwill
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

Donald Trump ignores criticism of his retweeting of material from a far-right British group and tells Theresa May she should focus on militant Islam.


The British prime minister's temerity in saying the US president was "wrong" has triggered another tweet from Donald Trump.

"Don't focus on me" he says, telling May to concentrate on the UK's radical Islamic threat.

The Offending Tweet, 2.0. The original was deleted after it was sent to the wrong person.

Theresa May criticised Trump for retweeting material, some of it previously identified as "fake news", from the far-right British organisation Britain First. One clip in particular lost all credibility when Dutch authorities identified an alleged "migrant" pushing a boy on crutches as born in the Netherlands.

Brendan, husband of Labour MP Jo Cox, who was murdered by a man shouting "Britain First".

It formed part of an intense day's tweeting and opining about favourite Trump themes, including attacks on North Korea, and the duplicitous American mainstream media. Shortly after posting the discredited Britain First material, Trump waded into the "fake news" he claimed was peddled by his detractors.

Trump was retweeting material originally published by Jayda Fransen, Deputy Leader of Britain First, now facing criminal charges for alleged hate speech in Belfast this summer after previously being convicted of religiously aggravated harassment, when she screamed abuse at a woman on public transport.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Downing Street: Trump 'wrong' to retweet far-right videos

From France to Ireland and beyond, Europe confronts an increasingly transnational far-right threat

New commission set to tackle rising human slavery in Europe - and beyond