Donald Trump has sunk to new depths by sharing racist propaganda posted on Twitter by the deputy leader of Britain First.
The actual US President helped unverified and inflammatory videos posted by Jayda Fransen reach an audience of over 43 million people.
It’s such an unbelievable development that many people thought he’d been hacked – or would at least have the sense to claim he was hacked.
Yet just minutes after posting completely unverified propaganda he was back to accusing major news organisations like CNN of “fake news” with no sense of irony.
Britain First are basking in the free publicity. Here’s how Fransen responses when she saw Trump had shared her tweets:
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, DONALD TRUMP, HAS RETWEETED THREE OF DEPUTY LEADER JAYDA FRANSEN'S TWITTER VIDEOS! DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF HAS RETWEETED THESE VIDEOS AND HAS AROUND 44 MILLION FOLLOWERS! GOD BLESS YOU TRUMP! GOD BLESS AMERICA! OCS @JaydaBF @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/BiQfQkTra9
— Jayda Fransen (@JaydaBF) November 29, 2017
The husband of Jo Cox, the Labour MP killed by a far-right terrorist who shouted “Britain first” as he attacked her, made this powerful statement:
Trump has legitimised the far right in his own country, now he’s trying to do it in ours. Spreading hatred has consequences & the President should be ashamed of himself.
— Brendan Cox (@MrBrendanCox) November 29, 2017
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is now under pressure to condemn Trump’s actions and cancel his invitation to the UK.
But it comes just three weeks after Johnson went on Trump’s approved news network to sing the praises of his “rambunctious” tweets:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 9, 2017
In a separate interview in July, Johnson said Trump’s tweets helped “engaged” the public.
Johnson should engage his brain and break with his unquestioning support for Trump…