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British PM will not withdraw Trump invitation to visit UK

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The office of British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday that it would not revoke an invitation for President Trump to visit the nation after Trump shared videos posted by a British far-right nationalist leader, The Associated Press reported.

“It is wrong for the president to have done this,” said James Slack, a spokesperson for May, as reported by The AP.

{mosads}Trump early Wednesday sparked widespread controversy when he retweeted videos purportedly showing violence by Muslims. Jayda Fransen, a leader of the Britain First Party, originally posted the videos.  

One British lawmaker, Chuka Umunna, said the United Kingdom should withdraw its invitation due to the president’s tweets.

“Donald Trump is promoting the propaganda of a racist far right group. His invite to visit the UK in 2018 should be immediately withdrawn,” Umunna wrote on Twitter.

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