Plans for ‘working visit’ in UK dropped after Trump retweets videos showing Islamist attacks

Plans for ‘working visit’ in UK dropped after Trump retweets videos showing Islamist attacks

[Ed. – As always, once you get past Trump’s undoubted breach of normal decorum, you realize the very good chance he has of winning another round.  Britain First is, in fact, a nativist, often ugly-spirited and anti-Semitic group in the UK, and it wasn’t a good choice to retweet things from one of its leading members.  But if there is a better, fully decorous and inoffensive way to force the urgent, existential issue of the Islamist threat to Europe, no one has found it.  A lot of people can see that now who wouldn’t have been able to see it two years ago.]

Plans for Donald Trump to visit the United Kingdom in January 2018 for a “working visit” have been dropped, according to a report from The Telegraph.

The news comes in the wake of an extraordinary spat between the President of the United States and British Prime Minister Theresa May, after Trump retweeted anti-Muslim videos on Twitter originally posted by a far-right extremist.

In a rare criticism of a US president by a British prime minister, Theresa May it was “wrong” for Trump to have shared the videos. Trump fired back, attacking May in a tweet: “Don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom.”

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