Saturday, October 21, 2017

British React To Trump's Ignorant Meddling

For no apparent reason except that he may have seen this on One America News Network, a conservative TV channel, Trump tweeted:
Just out report: "United Kingdom crime rises 13% annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror." Not good, we must keep America safe!
Thanks, Donald, you ignorant twit. Crime in Britain and Wales, not the UK, is indeed up 13%, but that statistic does not refer to terrorism, Islamic or otherwise.
Labour MP Yvette Cooper, chair of the Commons Home Affairs Committee, said Mr Trump's comments could fuel hate crime.

She said: "Hate crime in the UK has gone up by almost 30% and rubbish like this tweet from Donald Trump is designed to provoke even more of it. If we are to properly tackle hate crime and every other crime, we have to challenge this kind of nonsense."
She also described it as inflammatory and ignorant. Ex-Labour leader Ed Miliband tweeted:
Spreading lies about your own country: sad. Spreading lies about others: sadder. What an absolute moron.
Another reaction:
Reminder: More people died in the Las Vegas shooting than in UK terror attacks this decade.
And some more:
Conservative backbencher Nicholas Soames, grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, called the US president a "daft twerp" who needed to "fix gun control".

Lib Dem deputy leader Jo Swinson also responded to the president's tweet, accusing him of "misleading and spreading fear".
Tillerson was right. The man's a moron.


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