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Donald Trump has been retweeting anti-Muslim videos from a British far-right leader

The videos had been shared by deputy leader of Britain First, Jayda Fransen.

UNITED STATES PRESIDENT Donald Trump has been criticised today after he shared three anti-Muslim videos on his Twitter profile.

The videos had been tweeted out by deputy leader of far-right Britain First, Jayda Fransen. The first, claims to show a Muslim migrant assaulting a Dutch boy who is on crutches.

The second video is entitled ‘Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary’ and shows a man smashing a statue on the ground.

And the third video claims to show an “Islamist mob” pushing a teenage boy off a roof.

Fransen was earlier this month found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment after she verbally abused a Muslim woman who was wearing a hijab.

In a tweet, Britain First, which was founded in 2011 by former members of the British National Party (BNP), pointed out that Trump has retweeted Fransen’s videos.

“GOD BLESS YOU TRUMP! GOD BLESS AMERICA!” it said.

Others, however, were not so supportive of the president’s Twitter activities.

Even right-wing commentator and contributor to the US right-wing alternative news platform InfoWars Paul Joseph Watson thought Trump’s tweets had gone a bit far.

Journalist Ed Krassenstein, said it was “disgusting how Trump uses single incidents to stereotype entire groups of people.”

“This is fear mongering,” he said.

Another Twitter user commenting on one of the videos said there was only one purpose to sharing it- “to incite violence against Muslims”.

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