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A video retweeted by Donald Trump that showed a ‘Muslim migrant’ attacking a boy on crutches has been dismissed as fake by police in Holland.
The video, which is six months old, was filmed in Monnickendam, a town ten miles north of Amsterdam.
But police have now confirmed that the boy is not an immigrant, as claimed by Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen, and is in fact a Dutch national.
‘The guy in the video attacking a boy on crutches is a Dutch national’, a police spokesperson confirmed.
Dutch newspaper De Telegraph also cites sources who claim that the perpetrator is ‘not a Muslim, let alone a migrant, but just a Dutchman.’
Along with the video of the attack, which was initially posted by Fransen, Trump also shared two other videos of a Muslim man ‘destroying a statue of Virgin Mary’ and a video that reportedly shows an Islamist gang pushing a teenage boy to his death.
Despite being condemned by UK political leaders including Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May, Trump’s Press Secretary Sarah Sanders later defended his actions – claiming that ‘the threat is real’..
‘Whether it is a real video, the threat is real,’ President Trump’s spokesperson Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told journalists.
VIDEO: Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches! pic.twitter.com/11LgbfFJDq
— Jayda Fransen (@JaydaBF) November 28, 2017
‘That is what the president is talking about, that is what the president is focused on dealing with, those real threats and those are real no matter how you look at it.’
Last night, Trump also remained unrepentant as he used Twitter to attack Theresa May for her criticism, telling her to ‘focus on radical Islamic terrorism, not him’.