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Aide seeks Cameron apology for calling Trump divisive, stupid

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

London, May 4: British Prime Minister David Cameron should apologise to US presidential hopeful Dold Trump for branding him “divisive, stupid and wrong”, a foreign policy advisor to the Republican contender has said.

Last December, during a parliamentary debate on banning Trump from Britain, after the real estate tycoon called for a total ban on Muslims entering the US, Cameron said although he opposed banning Trump, “if he came to visit our country, he’d unite us all against him”, George Papadopoulos, a London-based adviser to Trump on Europe and the Middle East, told the Times it would be “wise” for the prime minister to “reach out” to the Republican front-runner. “If the Prime Minister is serious about reaching out, an apology or some sort of retraction should happen,” he said. Papadopoulos revealed Trump was considering a European tour, but was yet to receive an official invite from the British government. “Of course, if Britain extended an invitation, it would be a tremendous show of unity and a wonderful spectacle,” he said. “That invitation has not yet been extended — but if it, it would be received in a positive way.” The aide’s comments come after Trump’s last remaining Republican opponent, Ted Cruz, bowed out of the race on Tuesday following his crushing defeat in the India primary. During President Barack Obama’s recent Britain visit, Cameron said he would not “add or subtract” to his earlier remarks about Trump. (IANS)

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