WASHINGTON (AP) — British opposition politicians are demanding the government revoke an invitation to U.S. President Donald Trump after he retweeted videos posted by a leader of extreme far-right group Britain First.
On Wednesday, Trump retweeted three videos from the account of the group’s deputy leader, Jayda Fransen, purporting to show violence by Muslims.
Fransen has a conviction for religiously aggravated harassment and currently faces charges of harassment and hate speech.
Opposition Labour Party lawmaker David Lammy tweeted: “@realDonaldTrump you are not welcome in my country and my city.” Another Labour legislator, Chuka Umunna, said an invitation to Trump to visit the U.K. “should be withdrawn.”
Prime Minister Theresa May announced in January that Trump had accepted an invitation for a state visit to Britain, though no date has been set.