Mr Corbyn branded President Trump’s opinion on who he thought should take over from Mrs May as “unacceptable” in a rant to his Twitter followers. He said: “President Trump’s attempt to decide who’ll be Britain’s next PM is an entirely unacceptable interference in our democracy.“The next PM should be chosen not by the US president, nor by 100,000 unrepresentative Tory party members, but by the British people in a general election.”
His remarks were criticised by social media users who branded the veteran left-winger a “hypocrite”.
One Twitter user said: “But yet you continue to relentlessly attack @realDonaldTrump and offer your criticism and attacks on U.S. domestic policy. Hypocrite much @jeremycorbyn?”
Another added: “An election? Labour have no chance.”
Another commenter said: “Just remind us all Jeremy…. who picked you as leader of the Labour Party?
“If my memory serves me correctly it was an unelected membership…I think the general public rejected you three times.. sometimes you would do better to sort the party out rather than comment on DT.”
A fourth commenter said: “You realise you’re interfering in democracy, you said you would respect the referendum but you are crumbling to your party’s demands to make us vote again, which is unacceptable.”
A fifth commenter added: “Should Hamas decide then? How about the IRA? Maybe Hezbollah? Shut up you idiot.”
President Trump has thrown his support behind leading Brexiteer Boris Johnson to be Britain’s next Prime Minister just weeks before Conservative members head to the polls to decide their new leader.
The US President spoke of his admiration for the former foreign secretary and revealed that he has been “begged” by other leadership candidates to support them ahead of the crucial vote this June.
Boris Johnson is the current favourite to clinch the leadership race, closely followed by Michael Gove and Dominic Raab.
But Mr Johnson faces the historical threat that the early leading candidate has never gone on to win the contest, with David Davis famously losing the 2005 leadership race to David Cameron despite being odds-on to take the top job.
The former foreign secretary campaigned to leave the European Union ahead of the 2016 EU Referendum and has been clear he would be prepared to take the UK out of the bloc without a deal on 31 October.