Anger Over Trump’s UK Crime Tweet


Anger over Trump’s UK crime tweet

Donald Trump has been accused of fuelling hate crime with a tweet erroneously linking a rise in the UK crime rate to “radical Islamic terror”.He said crime in the UK had risen by 13% amid the “spread” of Islamist terror – despite the figure referring to all crimes, not just terrorism. The Labour MP, Yvette Cooper, said the statement was “inflammatory and ignorant”, while ex-Labour leader Ed Miliband said Mr Trump was “a moron”.The Home Office declined to comment.

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Just out report: “United Kingdom crime rises 13% annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror.” Not …

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