Trump angers UK with tru­cu­lent tweet to May af­ter shar­ing far-right videos

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LON­DON

( Reuters) - U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump sparked out­rage in Bri­tain on Thurs­day with a sharp re­buke of Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May on Twit­ter af­ter she crit­i­cized him for retweet­ing Bri­tish far-right anti-Is­lam videos.

As Bri­tish politi­cians lined up to con­demn Trump for shar­ing videos orig­i­nally posted by a leader of a Bri­tish far-right fringe group, Trump, in an un­prece­dented at­tack on one of America’s clos­est al­lies, replied with an un­re­pen­tant mes­sage.

“Theresa @there­samay, 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,” he tweeted.

His tru­cu­lent re­sponse caused anger in Bri­tain, where there have been sev­eral ma­jor Is­lamist mil­i­tant at­tacks this year, with one min­is­ter de­scrib­ing Trump’s tweets as “alarm­ing and de­s­pair­ing”. Lon­don’s Mus­lim mayor called for the with­drawal of an of­fer to him to make a state visit to Bri­tain.

May, on a visit to Jor­dan, re­peated her view, ex­pressed ear­lier by her spokesman, that the U. S. leader was wrong for shari ng anti- Mus­lim videos posted by Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of Bri­tain First. But she did not di­rectly re­spond to Trump’s re­buke.

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