• May says Trump ‘wrong’ on anti-Muslim videos


    LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May repeated on Thursday that US President Donald Trump was wrong to retweet anti-Muslim videos posted by a British far-right group, but stressed that the US-UK’s “special relationship” would endure. May’s initial condemnation prompted an extraordinary rebuke from the US leader, who told her on Twitter: “Don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom.” Speaking to reporters during a trip to Jordan, the prime minister stood her ground, defending her record on tackling extremism – including by the far-right – while emphasizing the strength of British-US ties. “I’m very clear that retweeting from Britain First was the wrong thing to do,” May said, describing the group as a “hateful” organisation that “seeks to spread division,” But she stressed that Britain and the United States have “a long-term special relationship… it is an enduring relationship that is there because its is in both our nations’ interests.”



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