Denounced as racist but retweeted by Trump: What is Britain First? - LA Times

Los Angeles Times| Thu Nov 30 07:19:52 EST 2017
The tiny but virulent anti-Muslim group Britain First was virtually unknown in the United States until Wednesday, when President Trump retweeted a trio of inflammatory videos posted by one of its leaders. Trump’s online sharing prompted criticism on both sides of the Atlantic, including an unusual rebuke from British Prime Minister Theresa May, who said through a spokesman that he was wrong to pass along the videos. In a rare show of unity in a fractious political environment, the presidential retweets were also condemned by British lawmakers from across the spectrum. Even some of Trump’s backers publicly expressed unease at his use of a Twitter account with nearly 43.6 million followers to ..

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