Diane Abbott and Jeremy Corbyn lead attack on Donald Trump after 'appalling' retweet of Britain First leader Jayda Fransen

Corbyn and Abbott were typically forthright in their denunciation of Trump

Jeremy Corbyn tore into Donald Trump this afternoon

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Labour figureheads Jeremy Corbyn and Diane Abbott have led the attack on Donald Trump after it emerged that he had retweeted a graphic death video shared by far-right Britain First leader Jayda Fransen.

Earlier today the US President shared a series of videos originally posted by Fransen (last night). One of the videos purportedly shows a non-Muslim man being pushed off a roof by an Islamist mob.

Corbyn tweeted that he hopes the Government condemns Trump for the "far-right retweets", adding that they "are abhorrent, dangerous and a threat to our society."

Abbott retweeted Corbyn's message, adding "Spot on @jeremycorbyn - appalling from Donald Trump. RT if you agree it's time to #StandUpToTrump."

Abbott's message had received 127 retweets in less than an hour at the time of writing.

Theresa May has yet to make an official comment on the matter, prompting various people - including journalist and Corbyn supporter Owen Jones - to ask when she will speak out.

Fransen herself spoke to talkRADIO earlier, saying Trump's retweet was "fantastic" and saying she'd love to chat to the US head of state.