Donald Trump Addresses The Wrong @Theresamay Over Radical Terrorists In UK

Donald Trump has told Theresa May “don’t focus on me” after Downing Street said it was wrong for the president to share anti-Muslim videos posted online by the deputy leader of Britain First.

The US president said the Prime Minister should instead “focus on the destructive radical Islamic terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom”.

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It comes after Mr Trump caused outrage after retweeting three posts by the group’s deputy leader Jayda Fransen to his 43.6 million followers, including footage from the Netherlands purporting to show a Muslim migrant committing crimes.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said Britain First was dedicated to causing division among communities and that the president had been “wrong” to share the posts.

Sending a tweet to @theresamay, rather than the Prime Minister’s account of @theresa-may, Mr Trump tweeted: “Theresa @theresamay, don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!”

He later re-sent the tweet to tag the Prime Minister’s correct Twitter handle.

Earlier Downing Street made clear the Government’s dismay at the way he had publicised the views of a such far-right group.

“Britain First seeks to divide communities through their use of hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions,” the Prime Minister’s official spokesman said.

“They cause anxiety to law-abiding people.

“British people overwhelmingly reject the prejudiced rhetoric of the far-right which is the antithesis of the values that this country represents, decency, tolerance and respect.

“It is wrong for the president to have done this.”

The Prime Minister is currently visiting UK troops in Iraq.

Carrie Symonds, director of communications at the Conservative Party, tweeted: “Wrong twitter handle. And that’s just the start.”

Most of the responses offered their condolences to the first woman, with many Americans apologising for the actions of their president.

“Sorry for @POTUS putting you on the spot like that,” wrote one user.

“Sorry about @realDonaldTrump #LeaveTheresaAlone,” added another.

It was not the first time the user has been mistaken for the Prime Minister, however, as she appears to receive almost daily tweets from Twitter users asking her to fix the NHS or speed up the Brexit process.

Neither was it the first time Mr Trump has directed his 44 million followers to the wrong account.

In January he mistakenly tagged a woman from Brighton in a tweet instead of his own daughter.

Quoting an account which has since been suspended, her wrote: “@Ivanka Trump is great, a woman with real character and class.”

The owner of the @Ivanka account, a digital consultant from Brighton, replied: “And you’re a man with great responsibilities. May I suggest more care on Twitter and more time learning about #climatechange.”

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