President Donald Trump must step down after retweeting three posts by a leader of an anti-Muslim British party, a Muslim congressional candidate demanded on Wednesday.
".@realDonaldTrump, I'm a Muslim American running for Congress and I demand you resign immediately for retweeting Islamophobic videos #TrumpResign #FireMiller #TheResistance," tweeted Omar Vaid, using a hashtag to refer to White House aide Stephen Miller.
The president retweeted to his 43.6 million followers videos posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy-leader of Britain First, a far right nationalist party. Trump hit the retweet button on a video titled "Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!" followed by another one claiming to show a Muslim destroying a Virgin Mary statue. A third video was labeled "Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!"