President Trump retweeted a series of videos on Wednesday purporting to show violent acts by Muslims, which were first sent out by the leader of an ultranationalist party in Great Britain once convicted in that country for harassing a Muslim.

The three videos, one of which showed a man beating another young man holding crutches and another showing a group of people kicking a man after he was thrown from a building, set off an immediate storm for Trump, who in his presidential campaign talked about barring Muslims from entering the country.

"What the hell are you doing retweeting a bunch of unverified videos by Britain First, a bunch of disgustingly racist far-right extremists?" said the British commentator Piers Morgan, who in the past has offered support for Trump.

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