David Duke celebrates Trump's sharing Britain First anti-Muslim video

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke praised President Trump on Wednesday after he retweeted a series of anti-Muslim videos, saying "Thank God for Trump!"

The U.S. commander in chief shared videos from Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen to his own timeline on Wednesday morning that show varied violent acts carried out by people who identify with the Muslim faith. Britain First describes itself as a "patriotic political party and street movement," and online presence evidences a nationalist, anti-immigrant platform.

While Trump faced a wave of criticism from many on social media who questioned the ethics of sharing videos that were unable to be immediately verified, the former Louisiana state representative and white supremacist was quick to laud the Republican president.

"Trump retweets video of crippled white kid in Europe being beaten by migrants, and white people being thrown off a roof and then beaten to death, He's condemned for showing us what the fake news media WON'T," Duke tweeted. "Thank God for Trump! That's why we love him!"

"This is why WE LOVE TRUMP and WHY the FAKE NEWS MEDIA HATES TRUMP," Duke continued. "He brings to light what the lying, Fake News Media Won't. The truth is the media covers up horrific numbers of racist hate crimes against White people!"

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CBS News was able to partially confirm the legitimacy of these videos, with the clip showing an altercation between two teen boys raising the most concerns.

British Prime Minister Theresa May was quick to criticize Trump's giving Britain First a greater platform, saying the group seeks to "divide communities through their use of hateful narratives."

"It is wrong for the president to have done this," the spokesman for May said. "Britain First seeks to divide communities through their use of hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions. They cause anxiety to law-abiding people."

White House press secretary defended the president when asked by reporters about the posts, saying the biggest concern is "the threat is real."

"Whether it's a real video, the threat is real," Sanders told reporters. "His [Trump's] goal is to promote strong border security and strong national security."

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1866: A wood engraving depicting two members of the Ku Klux Klan. The white sheet and hood were supposed to represent the ghosts of Confederate soldiers risen from the dead to seek revenge. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Kayne Township. Ku Klux Klan Wedding In New Jersey. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Long Island, NY-Ku Klux Klan with hands raised in oath during night meeting.
20th March 1922: Members of the white supremacist movement, the Ku Klux Klan standing by an aeroplane, out of which they dropped publicity leaflets over Washington DC. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) 1/4/1923-Homestead, FL: Photo shows gathering of the Ku Klux Klan, members of the invisible empire, at Homestead, FL., thirty miles South of Miami, and within three miles of the Southern most point of the mainland of the United States. The Imperial Wizard of he Klan is somewhere in the group. But, he just won't make himself known.
Ku Klux Klan members hold a march in Washington, DC, on August 9, 1925.
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(Original Caption) Over 100,000 people are expected in Washington for the Klan parade and gathering. Government buildings are all guarded in case of disorder. Photo shows members of the Women's K.K.K. of Virginia marching down Pennsylvania Ave.
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UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1754: Ku Klux Klan members supporting Barry Goldwater's campaign for the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention, San Francisco, California, as an African American man pushes signs back: 12 July 1964. Photographer: Warren K Leffler. (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1754: Parade of the Ku Klux Klan, in regalia and carrying the stars and stripes, through counties of Virginia bordering on the District of Columbia, America, 1926. (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images)
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