Twitter Shocked By Trump’s Retweeting of Graphic Anti-Muslim Videos from Extremist: ‘When You’ve Lost Infowars’


President Donald Trump’s Twitter habits have reached such extreme levels that they hardly have the shock value they once had, but his retweets this morning surprised and bewildered some of his most ardent supporters.

The president shared three videos posted by an anti-Muslim activist and leading official of the right-wing UK political party Britain First. The clips were titled “Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches,” “Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary,” and “Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death.”

Britain First and the original poster Jayda Fransen are known for attempting to use anti-Muslim content to rile up outrage against immigrants. In response to Trump’s support, Fransen tweeted, “GOD BLESS YOU TRUMP! GOD BLESS YOU AMERICA!”

Twitter reacted to the president’s disturbing retweets with an array of anger and shock, as can be seen below.

Bredan Cox, the husband of U.K. Member of Parliament Jo Cox, who was murdered in 2016 by a Britain First supporter, tweeted that Trump “should be ashamed of himself”:

Even the president’s supporters — from Trump-curious Piers Morgan to Infowars editor Paul Joseph Watson — criticized the retweets:

However, one of Trump’s biggest fans was not shocked by the videos. In fact, former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke loved them:

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