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    US President Donald Trump had the Twitterverse ablaze Wednesday after retweeting three tweets from Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First, a British far-right group.

    Of the three tweets, Trump shared video footage of alleged Muslim extremists throwing people off buildings, breaking a Virgin Mary statue, and of a Muslim immigrant beating a boy on crutches.

    US President Donald Trump retweets videos from Jayda Frensen
    US President Donald Trump retweets videos from Jayda Frensen

    ​Though many, shocked, quickly called out Trump over his offensive behavior, including UK Prime Minister Theresa May, not all say it was bad move for the commander-in-chief.

    Speaking to Sputnik Radio's Loud and Clear with Brian Becker and John Kiriakou, Lionel, a syndicated radio personality, says 45's move, politically speaking, was great for his followers.

    In fact, Lionel says, they're basically cheering him on.

    "There are people who are applauding him," Lionel told Becker and Kiriakou. "There are people talking about ‘why isn't anybody talking about how Muslims are these people going after Christians.'"

    Though both Kiriakou and Becker don't necessarily agree with Lionel's viewpoint, the 59-year-old radio personality noted that Trump is just adhering to the thoughts and beliefs of some Americans, which in turn, only helps him to grow his base.

    "There are people in this country who say ‘finally somebody who is speaking our language, a man who is making America Great Again,'" Lionel quipped. "There are people in this country who found his predecessor to be boring."

    According to Lionel, Trump, if asked, would say that his tweets "[helped] the United States of America by reaffirming the fact that we stand up against hate and violence."

    The views and opinions expressed in the article do not necessarily reflect those of Sputnik.

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