Without doubt, the best responses to Donald Trump over the past 24 hours have come from Brendan Cox.
The husband of Jo Cox, the Labour MP killed by a far-right terrorist who shouted “Britain first” as he attacked her, has taken on Trump’s dangerous agenda while some of our political leaders sat on their hands.
He posted this response to news that Trump had retweeted Britain First’s propaganda videos to 44 million followers:
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
And when Trump attacked Theresa May in the early hours of this morning, Cox offered this powerful repost:
You have a mass shooting every single day in your country, your murder rate is many times that of the UK, your healthcare system is a disgrace, you can’t pass anything through a congress that you control. I would focus on that. https://t.co/SNcqOZGvLQ
— Brendan Cox (@MrBrendanCox) November 30, 2017
By contrast, the absolutely worst response to these events has, bizarrely, come from one half of 90s novelty act, Right Said Fred.
Richard Fairbrass, who’s probably still living off their one hit wonder, I’m Too Sexy, somehow took exception to Cox’s tweets rather than Trump’s.
During the night, he posted this:
When challenged by one of his few remaining fans this morning, the Brexit supporter added:
The tweets earned Fairbrass the most attention he’d received for decades, but for all the wrong reasons.
He came in for heavy criticism, including from the likes of Peep Show’s Robert Webb:
Anyone thinking of ironically booking Right Said Fred for their wedding or whatever, do first take a look at dear Richard’s hot takes. https://t.co/HfiE9BVgU0
— Robert Webb (@arobertwebb) November 30, 2017
Rather than apologise, Fairbrass decided to just delete his entire Twitter account:
Hopefully Trump follows suit…