US President Donald Trump has told British Prime Minister Theresa May to not focus on him but focus on radical Islamic terrorism in the UK.
.@Theresa_May, don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2017
It comes following huge controversy after Trump retweeted several tweets by Jayda Fransen, Deputy Leader of the anti-Islam Britain First group.
May’s spokesman had described Trump’s actions as wrong, prompting his response on Twitter which is virtually unprecedented.
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, was among those who had also strongly condemned Trump’s actions.
So POTUS has endorsed the views of a vile, hate-filled racist organisation that hates me and people like me. He is wrong and I refuse to let it go and say nothing
— Sajid Javid (@sajidjavid) November 29, 2017
Where will the special relationship go from here?