BBC faces storm of criticism for giving prime interview spot to US pundit Ann Coulter as she defends retweeting the Britain First post

Ann Coulter

The BBC has faced a storm of criticism after it gave a prime interview slot to a right-wing US commentator believed to be behind Donald Trump’s Britain First tweet.

The Today Programme interviewed Ann Coulter – who retweeted the far-right group’s video claiming to show a ‘Muslim migrant’ beating up a Dutch boy on crutches.

She is one of just 45 Twitter accounts the US President follows and it is thought Mr Trump spotted the video after spotting her endorsement.