In a mid-December reaction to Trump’s call for a complete ban on all Muslims from entering the United States until a counterterror plan had been implemented, Cameron derided the idea as “divisive, stupid and wrong.”
“Looks like we’re not going to have a very good relationship, who knows, I hope to have a good relationship with him, but it sounds like he’s not willing to address the problem either,” Trump said in a interview on ITV’s Good Morning Britain television program.
Cameron has so far refused to withdraw his comments about Trump, however, he stated early in May that the presumptive Republican nominee deserves respect for going through the difficult party nomination process.
Trump also remarked that he will not forget Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s comment that Trump’s views on Islam were ignorant and potentially a threat to the security of both the United Kingdom and the United States.
“I think they are very rude statements… I think it’s ignorant for him to say that,” Trump said, adding that he had wished Khan well during the 2016 London mayoral election.
Trump, who is the sole Republican presidential candidate after all of his opponents withdrew from the nomination process, reportedly may visit London in August for a Republican fundraising drive, where he could meet opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has invited him to tour a North London mosque.
A petition to ban Trump from entering the United Kingdom that gathered more than the 100,000 signatures needed for parliamentary review was rejected on the grounds the ban would fuel further media attention for the presumptive nominee and his controversial remarks.