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Criticism Thursday: Anti-Muslim Videos and Visit Britain

criticism thursday: As May and Trump traded criticism Thursday over his retweets of a far-right group's anti-Muslim videos, British lawmakers labeled the U.S. leader a hate peddler, according to CTV. They also urged May's government to revoke an invitation for Trump to visit Britain as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II. The furor erupted after Trump, who has almost 44 million Twitter followers, on Wednesday retweeted three anti-Muslim videos posted by a leader of the far-right group Britain First. Ten months later, that relationship looks decidedly strained. The tiny group regularly posts inflammatory videos purporting to show Muslims engaged in acts of violence, but without providing context or supporting information. Trump responded with a tweet urging May to focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom instead of on him. The U.K. ambassador in Washington, Kim Darroch, complained to the White House, and May's spokesman said the president was wrong to retweet the group's content. ( As reported in the news.