Donald Trump has retweeted three inflammatory videos from Britain First.
The first tweet from Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First, claims to show a Muslim migrant attacking a man on crutches. This was followed by two more videos of people Ms Fransen claims to be Muslim.
Britain First is notorious for insulting Islam and Muslims and warning against the “Islamification of the UK.”
Responding to the posts from Mr Trump, UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s official spokesman said it was “wrong for the President to have done this”.
Ms Fransen has more than 52,000 followers on Twitter. She responded enthusiastically to Mr Trump sharing her tweets, posting on her account: “Donald Trump himself has retweeted these videos and has around 44 million followers!”
“God bless you Trump! God bless America!” she added. The message was also shared on Britain First’s Twitter account.
Earlier this month, Ms Fransen was charged with using “threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour” during speeches she made in Belfast. She will appear at Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 14 December.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a US-based civil rights group, said: “These are actions one would expect to see on virulent anti-Muslim hate sites, not on the Twitter feed of the president of the United States.”
“Trump’s posts amount to incitement to violence against American Muslims,” they added.
The Muslim Council for Britain called on the UK government to “distance” itself from the comments. “This is the clearest endorsement yet from the US president of the far-right and their vile anti-Muslim propaganda,” a spokeswoman said.
Leader of the UK’s opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn said Mr Trump’s actions posed “a threat to our society.”