One of the three Britain First propaganda posts retweeted by Donald Trump today has been debunked.
The first of the videos posted on Twitter by Britain First deputy leader Jayne Fransen and shared to his 44 million followers by Trump purports to show a “Muslim migrant” beating up a “Dutch boy on crutches”.
That came as a surprise to the Dutch media who had reported on the incident in May after a video was uploaded to a site called Dumpert.
At the time, there was no suggestion that the incident had involved a migrant to the Netherlands.
It was reported that the attacker was a 16-year-old from a town in the northern Netherlands called Edam-Volendam.
Dumpert is the video sharing website of Dutch blog GeenStijl, which posted an article explicitly debunking the claims of Britain First and Trump. It says:
“The perpatrator was not a Muslim, let alone a migrant, but simply a Dutchman”