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David Duke praises Trump for re-tweeting anti-Muslim videos
Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke praised President Trump on Wednesday for sharing videos from a far-right British politician purporting to show violence committed by Muslims.
"Trump retweets video of crippled white kid in Europe being beaten by migrants, and white people being thrown off a roof and then beaten to death," Duke tweeted. "He's condemned for showing us what the fake news media WON'T. Thank God for Trump! That's why we love him!"
Trump on Wednesday re-tweeted a series of videos purporting to show violent acts by Muslims sent out by a leader of the ultranationalist Britain First Party, Jayda Fransen.
The Guardian reported last year that Fransen was found guilty of "religiously aggravated harassment" for verbal abuse of a woman wearing a hijab in front of her four children.
Trump faced backlash soon after sharing the videos. British commentator Piers Morgan implored Trump to "stop this madness and undo your retweets," and Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the U.K.'s Labour Party, called on the British government to condemn Trump's sharing of the videos.
Duke, who endorsed Trump in the 2016 presidential race, has previously offered praise for the president. He thanked Trump for his "honesty and courage" after Trump blamed violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., on the "alt-left."