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WATCH: Donald Trump Retweets Anti-Islam Videos From Britain First

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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 03: US President Donald Trump talks to the media before he and first lady Melania Trump depart on Marine One on November 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump is embarking on a five country, eleven day tour throughout Asia. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump has retweeted three inflammatory anti-Islam videos from Jayda Fransen, the ultranationalist British party leader of Britain First, who previously faced charges for “religious aggravated harassment.”

Britain First was founded in 2011 by former members of the far-right British National Party (BNP). The group has repeatedly railed against “the Islamification of the UK.” It has supported candidates who’ve championed anti-immigration and anti-abortion policies, but has yet to secure any seats in Parliament.

The videos supposedly portray Muslims committing acts of violence. They 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!”

Below is a screenshot of Trump’s Twitter feed:

Donald Trump, Britain First
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Fransen responded enthusiastically to Trump sharing her tweets. “THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, DONALD TRUMP, HAS RETWEETED THREE OF DEPUTY LEADER JAYDA FRANSEN’S TWITTER VIDEOS! DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF HAS RETWEETED THESE VIDEOS AND HAS AROUND 44 MILLION FOLLOWERS! GOD BLESS YOU TRUMP! GOD BLESS AMERICA!” she wrote.

Fransen has since retweeted several news reports about the president’s controversial Twitter shares.

Condemnation rained down on the president.

In response to the president’s tweets, the Muslim Council for Britain called for the government to distance itself from his comments. “This is the clearest endorsement yet from the US president of the far-right and their vile anti-Muslim propaganda,” a spokeswoman said.

Brendan Cox, the husband of slain British MP Jo Cox, who was murdered by a right-wing extremist who shouted “Britain First” before committing the act, also weighed in.

The White House did not immediately respond to questions about the videos.

Erik Voeten, a Georgetown University professor and the editor of International Organization, a leading peer-reviewed journal on international affairs, pointed out that the video which supposedly depicts a “Muslim migrant” attacking a “Dutch boy on crutches” is, in fact, fake.

The video’s original caption, released with the video in May on a Dutch website, mentioned neither race nor religion. A 16-year-old pictured in the video was charged with provoking the fight. Another 16-year-old who shot the video also faced charges.

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