The archbishop of Canterbury, who leads the Church of England, called out President Trump Wednesday demanding that the president delete several retweeted videos purporting to show acts of violence by Muslims.
The three videos were originally posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the far-Right Britain First Party, according to Sky News.
The archbishop, Justin Welby, said it was “deeply disturbing that the President of the United States has chosen to amplify the voice of far-right extremists.”
Others have criticized the president, including British Prime Minister Theresa May, who said it was “wrong for the president to have done this.”
U.S. Senator Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said Trump’s tweets were “highly inappropriate.”
This was highly inappropriate https://t.co/oe7cDCWVcm
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) November 29, 2017
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that the president was focused on national security and the thread of radical Islamic terrorism.
“The threat is real,” Sanders said. “The threat needs to be addressed. The threat has to be talked about, and that’s what the president is doing in bringing that up.”
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Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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