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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May condemned Trump for retweeting British First leader. Photos: AP

A spokesman for U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May condemned President Trump's decision Wednesday to retweet anti-Muslim hate videos from British far-right leader Jayda Fransen, stating that U.K. citizens "overwhelmingly reject" the prejudiced rhetoric of the far-right.

It is wrong for the president to have done this.— Office of the U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May

More outrage from the U.K.:

  • Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan tweeted: "Britain First is a vile, hate-fuelled organisation whose views should be condemned, not amplified."
  • Leader of U.K. Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn tweeted: "I hope our Government will condemn far-right retweets by Donald Trump. They are abhorrent, dangerous and a threat to our society."
  • The Muslim Council of Britain said in a statement that the retweets were "the clearest endorsement yet from the U.S. President of the far-right and their vile anti-Muslim propaganda. We cannot give such bigotry a free pass."
  • U.S.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations said in a statement that Trump is "clearly telling members of his base that they should hate Islam and Muslims ... Trump's posts amount to incitement to violence against American Muslims."
  • Labour MP David Lammy tweeted: "The President of the United States is promoting a fascist, racist, extremist hate group whose leaders have been arrested and convicted. He is no ally or friend of ours. @realDonaldTrump you are not welcome in my country and my city."

The other side:

  • White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters: "Whether it is a real video, the threat is real ... The threat has to be talked about and that is what the President is doing in bringing that up."
  • White nationalist leader David Duke tweeted: "He's condemned for showing us what the fake news media WON'T. Thank God for Trump! That's why we love him!"

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