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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Donald Trump’s Most Vile Tweets Yet Deserve Global Condemnation | The Nation

Donald Trump’s Most Vile Tweets Yet Deserve Global Condemnation | The Nation

John Nichols writes in The Nation Magazine:

"After Trump shared posts from Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the racist Britain First organization (who features an image of Trump at the top of her Twitter feed), the office of British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the president’s embrace of a political movement that is so aggressive in its rabidly anti-Islamic advocacy that Fransen has been charged with hate speech.

"The statement from No. 10 was blunt:

"'Britain First seeks to divide communities by their use of hateful narratives that peddle lies and stoke tensions. They cause anxiety to law-abiding people.

"'British people overwhelmingly reject the prejudiced rhetoric of the far right which is the antithesis of the values this country represents, decency, tolerance and respect. It is wrong for the president to have done this.'

"British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was even blunter, describing Trump’s retweets as 'abhorrent, dangerous and a threat to our society.' London Mayor Sadiq Khan declared that 'Britain First is a vile, hate-fueled organisation whose views should be condemned, not amplified.'

"Those were powerful statements of condemnation for a president who, in his crude combination of bigotry and ignorance of recent history, has created another international incident."

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