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Theresa May carefully rebukes Donald Trump over far-right Twitter videos

PM reiterates that US president was wrong to retweet videos from Britain First and emphasises ‘special relationship’ but MPs’ opposition to state visit grows

Theresa May rebuked Donald Trump on Thursday over his sharing of propaganda videos from far-right group Britain First while the UK’s ambassador to Washington confirmed he had formally complained to the White House about the president’s offending tweets.

Choosing her words carefully, the prime minister said: “I am very clear that retweeting from Britain First was the wrong thing to do,” while British diplomats waited in vain for the president to delete the tweets or offer any kind of apology.

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