Wednesday saw President Trump land in controversy with his use of Twitter. He retweeted three videos with anti-Muslim footage from a British far right account. The videos were posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First. Britain First is a far right ultra nationalist political group that wants to see the Muslim religion banned in England. Two of the videos in question show alleged Muslims assaulting people and, in one video, an alleged Muslim smashing a statue of the Virgin Mary. President Trump often retweets things that are favorable to his political views, but this may be the most explosive thing he has retweeted. President Trump, since before he was elected, had called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States. If these videos are legitimate, they would make good evidence for supporting the ban. However, they have yet to be verified as legitimate and his retweeting of them has angered many around the world. Given that, was it a good idea for President Trump to retweet anti-Muslim videos?
MSNBC Morning Joe discussing President Trump’s retweets:
Was it a good idea for President Trump to retweet videos with content viewed as anti-Muslim? Was he showing people how things really are? Or did his retweets make the world a more dangerous place?