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Petition to ban Donald Trump from the UK sets record

By Joe Churcher

Published 11/12/2015

Backlash: Donald Trump
Backlash: Donald Trump

An online petition to ban US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump from the UK became the most popular on the Government's website as it soared towards half-a-million signatures.

The property tycoon and reality TV star, who is seeking the Republican nomination for next year's Presidential election, sparked outrage with his call for Muslims to be barred from entering the US and his claim that parts of London were so "radicalised" that police feared for their lives.

Prime Minister David Cameron said the billionaire's comments were "divisive, unhelpful and simply wrong". But US polls taken after the remarks showed a leap in support for Trump among Republican voters.

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