President Donald Trump is in hot water this morning after retweeting three anti-Muslim videos from Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of the United Kingdom's far-right Britain First group. Last year, Fransen was found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment by a UK court for verbally abusing a Muslim woman in front of her children.
The videos were titled: “Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!” “Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!” and “Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!”
At least one of the video descriptions is inaccurate, according to Snopes. The video which supposedly shows a "Muslim migrant" attacking a boy on crutches is from attack that occurred in the Netherlands back in May, and although police did not mention the religion of the attacker, Dumpert, the Dutch site that first shared the video, have since stated that the attacker wasn't Muslim.
The Dutch Embassy to the United States also confirmed that the attacker was not an immigrant.
The White House did not immediately respond to questions about the videos, but President Trump has since tweeted six more times, taking shots at CNN and at NBC over the revelation that Today Show host Matt Lauer had been fired over sexual harassment allegations.
Fransen took to Twitter to thank the President for promoting her tweets.
While the retweets were heavily criticised by members of the British parliament.
The move was also heavily criticised by social media users.
This is insane.