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Trump says he expects poor relationship with UK leader

Published:Monday | May 16, 2016 | 9:37 AM
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in New York.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during the final session at the Anti-Corruption Summit in London.


US presidential candidate Donald Trump said he may have a poor relationship with Prime Minister David Cameron in light of the British leader's criticism of Trump's call for all Muslims to be temporarily banned from entering the United States.

Trump's comments, broadcast yesterday on ITV's 'Good Morning Britain', made headlines in Britain, which claims a "special relationship" with America. Trump's suggestion of a temporary Muslim ban led to a petition signed by half a million people demanding that Parliament hold a debate on whether he should be banned from the country. Lawmakers held the debate, but rejected a ban.

"It looks like we are not going to have a very good relationship," Trump said in the interview conducted in New York. "Who knows, I hope to have a good relationship with him (Cameron), but he's not willing to address the problem either."