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Donald Trump responds to Cameron’s ‘stupid’ barb

Cameron told the British parliament last year that Trump was "divisive, stupid and wrong" for calling for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States.

By: Reuters | London | Updated: May 16, 2016 1:12 pm
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Donald Trump has said he is unlikely to have a good relationship with David Cameron because the British prime minister cast the US presidential candidate as “divisive, stupid and wrong” for proposing a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States.

After Trump’s call for an entry ban on Muslims, Cameron criticised Trump in the British parliament and suggested that Trump, who is now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, would unite Britain against him if he visited.

“It looks like we’re not going to have a very good relationship, who knows,” Trump told Britain’s ITV television station in an interview aired on Monday when asked how ties would be if he won power in the Nov. 8 presidential election.

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“I hope to have a good relationship with him but it sounds like he’s not willing to address the problem either,” Trump said, although earlier in the interview he said he didn’t care about the Cameron comments.

The United States is Britain’s closest ally and political leaders from both nations often speak of how the countries’ enjoy a special relationship.

Cameron earlier this month refused to retract his “divisive, stupid and wrong” comment but said that Trump deserved respect for making it through the gruelling Republican primary process.

“We have a tremendous problem with radical Islamic terror,” Trump told ITV when asked about the proposed ban on Muslims. “The world is blowing up and its not people from Sweden that’s doing the damage okay. So we have a real problem.”

Trump, who had initially wished newly elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan well, said he was offended by Khan’s criticism that he was ignorant about Islam.

“He doesn’t know me, never met me, doesn’t know what I am all about. I think they are very rude statements. Frankly, tell him I will remember those statements. They are very nasty statements,” Trump said. “It is ignorant for him to say that.”

After Khan’s election, Trump had told the New York Times that he could make an exception for Khan, who is a Muslim, to visit the United States.

When asked about Britain’s membership of the EU, Trump said: “I’ve dealt with the European Union, it’s very, very bureaucratic, it’s very, very difficult. In terms of Britain I would say ‘what do you need it for’? But again, let people make up their own mind.”

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    May 17, 2016 at 3:47 am
    why call Mr Trump stupid is it ok to kill American in America by jihadists like they have in Ny, Maryland lt; Texas and Californiagt; Trump knows what muslims are up to.He is protecting Americans from muslims.british has short memories they should remember what they did in uk
    1. G
      May 16, 2016 at 1:51 pm
      TRUMP is THE only international leader who is seeing the impending threat to humanity "just the way it is"! His solutions are very straight and simple and that is good too...
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        kulaputra kulaputra
        May 16, 2016 at 9:19 am
        Dont care about UK - a has been kingdom and a haven for Indian criminals. (The new Australia for Indian criminals)
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          Kolala Sastry
          May 16, 2016 at 8:56 am
          Go Donald . UK is a third world Island after it was driven out of its colonies .Yes They have Nukes . But so does stan .
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            Hari Panicket
            May 16, 2016 at 2:34 pm
            Trump's statements are not issued just off the cuff but are carefully crafted to appeal to his supporters who are mostly of the extreme right. Trump is not only very crafty but cunning and crude to a high degree. If the Americans elect him as President, he will have to explain to the Chinese his rude remarks,the Indians why he mocked them and have a hard time with the Arabs for his anti-Muslim statements!
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