UK Parliament members condemn Trump for sharing racist hate videos on Twitter

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The videos were originally shared on Twitter by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the United Kingdom's far-right ultranaturalist political party "Britain First".

Some British lawmakers demanded an apology from Trump for sharing the videos with his almost 44 million Twitter followers and US Muslim groups said he had been incendiary and reckless.

Last night Ms Fransen said she was appealing to the US President to step in and prevent her from ending up in Hydebank women's prison.

As president, Trump has issued executive orders banning entry to some citizens of several Muslim-majority countries, although courts have partially blocked the measures from taking effect.

Similarly some of Trump's congressional colleagues voiced opposition, including staunch Republican critics like US Senator John McCain.

May had said Trump was "wrong" to retweet the videos, one of which "purported to show a group of Muslims pushing a boy off a roof", The Guardian reports.

Trump sent the Twitter messages Wednesday morning. The videos included footage portraying Muslims committing violent acts.

Trump's retweets were widely condemned by the likes of British Prime Minister Theresa May, the former US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and even the far-right conspiracy theorist Paul Joseph Watson of InfoWars. "He received and completed his sentence under Dutch law".

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Defending the retweets today, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said "I think his goal is to promote strong borders and strong national security", and added, according to CNN, that "Whether it is a real video, the threat is real".

"Britain First seeks to divide communities through their use of hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions", the Prime Minister's official spokesman said. "They cause anxiety to law-abiding people", the spokesperson said.

"It is wrong for the president to have done this". "We are doing just fine!"

The Archbishop, the Rt Rev Justin Welby, called on Mr Trump to delete his retweets and "make clear his opposition to racism and hatred".

Trump made Twitter a key tool of his campaign, and since becoming president he has successfully resisted attempts by senior aides to have him give up use of the micro-blogging application.

After Trump's Twitter-frenzy the Washington-insider news website Politico quoted two unnamed White House aides as voicing concern that that Twitter, "allowed the president to continue accessing fringe websites and viewing racist videos simply by scanning his "mentions".

Trump, on the other hand, tweeted out to May on Wednesday night asking her not to focus on him.

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