President Trump lashed out at British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday after May condemned Trump for sharing unverified anti-Muslim videos first circulated by the deputy leader of a far-right group in the United Kingdom.
".@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!" Trump tweeted, correctly an earlier Twitter missive in which he initially used the wrong username to tag May. He later deleted the tweet and sent a new one with the correct handle.
.@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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2017
Earlier, a spokesman for the British leader said it was "wrong" for Trump to promote three different videos posted to the social media platform by Jayda Fransen, who is part of the Britain First political party's leadership team.
The videos appear to depict Muslims engaged in anti-social behavior toward non-Muslims.
Fransen captioned the first video, "Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!"
The second is titled, "Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!" The third is called, "Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!"
May's spokesman also criticized Britain First and said the group “seeks to divide communities through their use of hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions.”
One British member of Parliament has called for Trump's state visit to the U.K. in 2018 to be canceled in the wake of the controversy. May's office has not revoked Trump's invitation, the Associated Press reported.