Archbishop of Canterbury intervenes in Anglo-American diplomatic Twitter row

Posted Nov 30, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] In a rare political intervention, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has explicitly criticized the U.S. President Donald Trump for retweeting anti-Muslim videos posted by a British far-right extremist group. Welby said “it is deeply disturbing that the President of the United States has chosen to amplify the voice of far-right extremists.” The U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May also criticised the U.S. president, but was slapped down by Mr. Trump, who told her to “focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism.”

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  1. Thank you to the Archbishop of Canterbury for his statement criticizing the retweeting of anti-Muslim videos. (I am a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Janesville, WI, USA, and do not agree with our “president” and did not vote for him.) I am much encouraged by the love of the Episcopal church here and the Archbishop of Canterbury in many aspects, but especially now this statement which has gone out to the world.

  2. Sherri Frances says:

    Thank you for speaking out against this shameful behavior —
    The US A Beacon of Hope / An example of a Higher Standard? Unfortunately NOT under this President—

  3. Thank you, Archbishop, for exercising your moral authority to question the wisdom of Mr. Trump’s tweet. I believe your statement will encourage other people of faith to speak out and not stand by as observers to the outrageous and often racist comments of the President.

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