Trump Again Promotes Far-Right Commentator Who Once Called Migrants 'Cockroaches'

Trump retweeted two posts from Katie Hopkins on Saturday morning. She has also previously called for a "final solution" for Muslims.

President Donald Trump once again promoted controversial British far-right commentator Katie Hopkins on Twitter Saturday morning.

Trump first retweeted a video from Hopkins’ account in which she railed about violent crimes allegedly committed by migrants who’d moved to Germany. The president later shared this post in which she called for London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who is Muslim, to be ousted over the city’s knife-crime crisis.

Trump has repeatedly taken aim at Khan in the past. The mayor has been highly critical of the president’s anti-Muslim policies and rhetoric.

Hopkins, a former contestant on the U.K. version of “The Apprentice,” in 2017 called for a “final solution” for Muslims following the Manchester Arena terror attack during an Ariana Grande concert.

In early July, Trump retweeted Hopkins’ praise of a number of far-right politicians including Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro and Hungary’s Viktor Orban:

Later in the month, Trump used one of Hopkins’ tweets to defend himself from accusations that he’d encouraged supporters to chant “Send her back” about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) at a rally in North Carolina:

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