Piers Morgan blasts Donald Trump as US President retweets deputy leader of Britain First's anti-Muslim posts

Piers Morgan has been a big supporter of Donald Trump on numerous occasions, but even he couldn’t defend his latest actions.

The Good Morning Britain co-host took to Twitter to hit out at the US President after he retweeted three anti-Muslim videos posted by the deputy leader of far-right group Britain First.

Piers Morgan has slammed Donald Trump. Copyright [Henry Lamb/Photowire/BEI/REX/Shutterstock]

Piers wrote: “Good morning, Mr President @realDonaldTrump – what the hell are you doing retweeting a bunch of unverified videos by Britain First, a bunch of disgustingly racist far-right extremists?
Please STOP this madness & undo your retweets. (sic)”

Trump posted the clips from the account of Jayda Fransen, who was convicted of religiously-aggravated harassment in November 2016 after abusing a woman wearing a hijab.


The source of the videos is not clear.

Following Trump’s retweets, Britain Frist tweeted: “THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, DONALD TRUMP, HAS RETWEETED THREE OF DEPUTY LEADER JAYDA FRANSEN’S TWITTER VIDEOS! DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF HAS RETWEETED THESE VIDEOS AND HAS AROUND 44 MILLION FOLLOWERS! GOD BLESS YOU TRUMP! GOD BLESS AMERICA! OCS @JaydaBF @realDonaldTrump (sic)”

Earlier this month, Piers hit out at the US President for saying a Texas shooting was “not a gun situation” and questioning the killer’s mental health after 26 people were killed at a rural church in the state.

In his Daily Mail column, Piers wrote: “‘This isn’t a guns situation,’ announced President Donald Trump today, hours after the worst mass shooting in Texas history, and the fourth worst in America’s history. Sorry, WHAT? Not a guns situation?

“A man shot 46 people in a church, killing at least 26 of them.


“He used a rapid-fire semi-automatic rifle, the US mass shooter’s preferred weapon of choice, and obliterated men, women and children with dozens of bullets during a rampage lasting several minutes. That, Mr Trump, is very definitely a ‘guns situation’.”

What’s more, Piers also laid into Trump after the President appeared to reference the shooting in Texas instead of one in California a few weeks ago.


He tweeted: “At least get your mass shootings right, Mr President. This was last week. The new one is in California. (sic)”

In January, Piers insisted Trump is a “good friend” of his and admitted he has spoken to him on the phone during “tough times”.

Jayda Fransen at a ‘Britain First’ rally in support in London (Rex features)

He told The Sun’s TV Magazine: “Trump is a good friend. I have interviewed him more than 30 times and I have spoken to him on the phone every three or four weeks for years.

“When I have had tough times, he has called me and we talk about personal stuff. Even when I left [US news channel] CNN and had no immediate way of helping him in terms of media exposure in America, he stayed in touch.

“When I get a new job, like on GMB, a handwritten note from Donald Trump arrives. If you’re loyal and respectful to him, he will be incredibly loyal and incredibly respectful back.”


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