Donald Trump, the President of the United States, has been condemned by a number of British politicians for retweeting three posts from the extremist group Britain First. The Government is yet to respond to the retweets but they have been condemned by Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Opposition, and a number of other British politicians. There is also some pressure on the British Government to ban for US President from visiting the UK.
Corbyn said on Twitter:
“I hope our Government will condemn far-right retweets by Donald Trump. They are abhorrent, dangerous and a threat to our society”.
Ian Blackford, the SNP leader in Westminster, said:
“Trump re-tweeting videos from far right organisations in the UK underlines once again why a state visit to the UK would not be appropriate for the President”.
Caroline Lucas, the leader of the Green Party, said on Twitter:
“The President of the US has just retweeted a convicted British fascist. @theresa_may must publicly condemn him immediately. We cannot stand by and watch @realDonaldTrump spew this hate”.