- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

British Prime Minister David Cameron has “no intention” of apologizing to Donald Trump after calling his proposed Muslim ban “divisive, stupid and wrong.”

George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser to Mr. Trump, told The Times in the U.K. that the prime minister should retract his pasts criticisms of Mr. Trump, after the withdrawal of main rival Ted Cruz made the billionaire mogul the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

“The prime minister has no intention of withdrawing his comments which were made in response to comments that Donald Trump made calling for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. That was the context for the PM’s comments,” Mr. Cameron’s spokeswoman said Wednesday, the Guardian reported.

In December of last year, Mr. Cameron told Parliament that he opposed Mr. Trump’s proposal to temporarily ban Muslim immigrants from entering the United States, saying, “I think his remarks are divisive, stupid and wrong. If he came to visit our country I think he would unite us all against him.”

Mr. Papadopoulos said it’s unfortunate that Mr. Cameron became “one of the most outspoken critics of Mr Trump.”

“Not even the Chinese premier came out with negative statements, or other European leaders,” he told The Times. “Considering that we believe that the U.K.-U.S. relationship should be a cornerstone not just of NATO policy but elsewhere, it would be wise for him to reach out in a more positive manner to Mr. Trump.”

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