In the long list of things that we actually cannot believe have happened, this may well have shot straight to the top of the list: Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, has just retweeted three anti-Islamic videos posted by Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of the far-right, ultranationalist political party Britain First.
Britain First was founded by former members of the British National Party (BNP) so you can be in no doubt as to the sort of organisation it is.
The videos are entitled: ‘Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!’, ‘Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary’ and ‘Muslim Migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches’.
Fransen has was found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment earlier this month after verbally abusing a woman wearing a hijab, and was fined almost £2,000.
Either Trump’s account has been hacked - unlikely, given he’s since posted his usual anti-CNN rhetoric (below) - or he’s gone way past the line, even for him.
Britain First and Fransen have now picked up on their ‘endorsement’ by the leader of the free world:
Incredulous reactions have already begun to be posted on Twitter:
Even for his friend Piers Morgan, this was a step too far:
As of the time of writing, the retweets remain and Trump continues to tweet as normal.