The news report neither mentions the 16-year-old boy’s religion or if he’s a migrant, but does say his hometown is Monnickendam, a small town in the Netherlands.
The account, StockMonsterVIP tweeted the video with the Dutch website’s logo in the upper-right corner and added the word “migrant.” StockMonsterVIP’s tweet came just a day after it was originally posted there, and on the same day as the teen’s arrest, May 13, 2017.
The video received at least 5,037 retweets. (StockMonsterVIP appears to have retweeted a now deleted tweet by the Twitter account SaveTWest, an unverified account that claims to be an “anti-establishment news source.”)
“More of the diversity and multiculturalism Syrian refugees bring to the West,” Geller wrote. “This is what the Democrats want for disabled Americans.”
When asked if it’s also “not great optics” for the video and headline to be posted on the website for which he works — and was sourced from an anti-Muslim activist — Watson said, “I didn’t comment on the content of the videos, I commented on the optics of retweeting Britain First.”
“I wrote in the past about Syrian rebels ransacking Christian churches, as seen in the video Trump retweeted,” Watson continued, implying his tweet was in reference to another other video retweeted by Trump.
This time the title was, “Refugee beats up Dutch boy on crutches.”
Still, it’s not even clear Trump himself hit the RT button.
Charlie Warzel contributed to this report.
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