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Trump fires back at Britain's May: 'Don't focus on me'

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11:34, November 30, 2017

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President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform at the St. Charles Convention Center on November 29 in St. Charles, Missouri.  (Photo: VCG)


US President Donald Trump on November 30 fired back at British Prime Minister Theresa May over her criticism of his retweeting of anti-Muslim videos, saying she should focus on terrorism in the UK.

"Theresa @theresamay, don't focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the UK. We are doing just fine," Trump tweeted.

The Twitter handle Trump included in his tweet was not that of the British leader.

Trump on November 29 retweeted three anti-Muslim videos that had originally been posted by a leader of a far-right British party.

One of them purports to show a Muslim beating up a Dutch boy on crutches. Another is described as showing an Islamist mob pushing a teenager off a rooftop. The third purports to show a Muslim throwing down and smashing a statue of the Virgin Mary. 

The British government rebutted Trump on November 29. A spokesman for May said that “it is wrong for the president to have done this,” the Reuters reported. 

"Britain First seeks to divide communities through their use of hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions. They cause anxiety to law-abiding people," the spokesman said. (Compiled by Li Xuanmin)


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