Donald Trump’s Visit To UK Just Got Cancelled Over His Far-Right Retweets
President Trump’s trip to the United Kingdom got abruptly canceled as tensions with Prime Minister Theresa May grow over president’s retweet of a far right, Islamophobic videos, The Telegraph reported Thursday.
The publication wrote:
“The trip, a scaled-down version of a state visit with no meeting with the Queen, was intended to allow Mr. Trump to come to the UK while avoiding the mass protests a full state visit would likely trigger. However, The Telegraph can reveal that the trip has been pushed into the long grass, with no new date in the diary picked.”
Trump came under fire Wednesday after retweeting a trio of “fake” anti-Muslim videos from a far-right British fringe group.
The inflammatory posts purporting to show violence being committed by Muslims were retweeted from the account of Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the Nazi group Britain First.
Trump’s retweet’s caption featured a “Muslim migrant” beating up a crippled Dutch boy. The video was later debunked, as the attacker was actually from the Netherlands.