Theresa May, the Prime Minister, has joined other politicians in criticising Donald Trump, the US President, for retweeting posts from a Britain First member. She confirmed though that the state visit planned for next year would still go ahead and that the invite to Trump hadn’t been cancelled.
“The fact that we work together does not mean that we’re afraid to say when we think the United States has got it wrong, and be very clear with them. And I’m very clear that retweeting from Britain First was the wrong thing to do”.
Donald Trump refused to apologise and instead snubbed May on Twitter in what some observers was a threat to the special relationship between the UK and the US. Trump, who initially used the wrong Twitter handle, said on the site:
“Theresa_May, 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!”.