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US News Britain furious, Trump unapologetic as fallout swells from anti-Muslim videos

14:07  01 december  2017
14:07  01 december  2017 Source:   washingtonpost.com

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LONDON — The British revolt against President Trump swelled Thursday with Parliament members openly deriding him and Britain 's prime minister standing by her denunciations of Trump 's retweets of a fringe group's anti - Muslim videos . Prime Minister Theresa May blasted Trump for crossing a line by

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But officials were careful to note that ties with the United States are stronger than the current flare-up with the White House.

"It's increasingly clear that any official visit from President Trump to Britain would not be welcomed," tweeted London's mayor, Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim to hold the office. Khan has repeatedly called for Britain to withdraw an invitation for Trump to visit — and his stance appeared to gain backing amid the outrage against the president.

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LONDON – The British backlash to President Donald Trump picked up steam Thursday with fresh calls to cancel a planned state visit and Britain 's prime minister standing by her denunciations of Trump 's retweets of a fringe anti - Muslim group. Prime Minister Theresa May blasted Trump for crossing a line

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Trump later deleted and reposted the tweet aimed at May — because he had gotten the social media address of the prime minister wrong — suggesting to many British officials that the president was operating alone, without consultation or support from White House advisers. 

May on Thursday reiterated her stance that Trump was "wrong" to share the anti-Muslim tweets.

But at a news conference in Jordan, she repeatedly deflected questions about Trump's tweet that criticized her. Instead, she spoke about what's called the special relationship between Britain and the United States, saying it was "an enduring relationship because it is in both our national interests for that relation to be there."

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Sajid Javid, Britain's communities secretary, tweeted that Trump "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." 

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Stephen Doughty, a Labour Party lawmaker, told Parliament: "By sharing it, he is either a racist, incompetent or unthinking — or all three." 

He also added that "I love America," that his great-grandfather was an American soldier and that he has traveled extensively in the United States. "It is a country and people of extraordinary generosity, courage, kindness and humanity — but this president represents none of those things." 

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"We have been clear — President Donald Trump was wrong to retweet videos posted by far-right group Britain First," Rudd said. 

But she also urged lawmakers to consider the bigger value of the deep ties with the United States.

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Justine Greening, Britain's education secretary, tried to walk a similar tightrope. 

"This is a president that behaves unlike any other in the nature of the tweets he puts out. I don't believe that should be able to undermine an overall important relationship with our country," she told the BBC. 

Vince Cable, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, was one of many to call on May to cancel the state visit offered to Trump. 

"She must end humiliating dependence of #Brexit Britain on goodwill of evil racist. Cancel visit," Cable tweeted

British leaders are playing a nuanced game, analysts said, trying to call out Trump when they believe he crosses a line but also trying to stay in his good graces as the country moves toward exiting the European Union. After Britain leaves the European bloc, it hopes to strike new trade deals with Washington and others.

 Robin Niblett, director of Chatham House, a London-based think tank, said that many British prime ministers have faced awkward moments with U.S. presidents over the years. But what stood out was the personalized nature of the latest barbs.

"There have been moments of real tension, surprise and the impression of real damage to U.S.-U.K. relationship" in the past, Niblett said. "We've had this kind of thing before but not this vituperative backward and forwards," he said. "It's a modern variant, a Trump variant, of previous tensions."

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