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Trump retweets anti-Islam videos from far-right British politician

This morning, President Trump retweeted a series of three anti-Islam videos from Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the far-right ultranationalist U.K. political party Britain First.

The titles of the videos: "Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!"..."Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!"..."Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!"

Go deeper: Fransen has said British police should be able to shoot Muslims, according to this Huffington Post story.

Some reactions to the retweets:

Jayda Fransen herself: "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! OCS @JaydaBF @realDonaldTrump"

Laura Kuenssberg, BBC's political editor: "Just wow"

Luke Bailey, Buzzfeed U.K.: "you literally can't even see what the 45th President just RTd without logging in"

Paul Joseph Watson, Infowars editor-at-large: "Yeah, someone might want to tell whoever is running Trump's Twitter account this morning that retweeting Britain First is not great optics. 🤔 "