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>> Mr. President can you->> President Trump's early morning retweets of unverified of anti-Muslim videos, provoking outrage on both sides of the Atlantic, Wednesday. The videos were originally posted by the account of Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the far-right Ultra-Nationalist UK Party, Britain First. The videos purport to show Muslims committing violent acts, but give no indication of when or where they were recorded, or the identity of the people in them.
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Reuters has not independently confirmed their authenticity. On its website, Britain First says it opposes Islamic militants, but critics accuse it of being overtly racist. Reuters correspondent Mike Holden.>> The Jayda Fransen line of party is little known. She took over as deputy leader in 2014. What she is known for, if anything, is the fact that she has got a conviction recently, earlier this month, for racially aggravated harassment.
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She's due to face charges for a speech she made in Belfast in August. And she's also, along with the party's leader, Paul Golding, is facing charges of racially aggravated harassment for a separate incident, which involved a court case that saw some Muslim men being found guilty of rape.
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>> The White House defended the retweet, saying Trump shared them to start a conversation about immigration.>> Regardless of the video, the threat is very real. The President has talked about the need for strong borders and strong security.>> As a candidate, Trump called for a temporary entry ban on all Muslims.
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As President, he's issued orders barring citizens of some Muslim countries. Those orders have been partially blocked in the courts. Politicians in the UK were quick to condemn Trump's retweets. In a statement, British Prime Minister Theresa May said, quote, it is wrong for the President to have done this.
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On Twitter, Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn called the retweets abhorrent, dangerous and a threat to our society.