Donald Trump said he is unlikely to have a good relationship with British Prime Minister David Cameron following the latter’s sharp criticism of the US presidential candidate.
“It looks like we’re not going to have a very good relationship, who knows?” Trump told Britain’s ITV television station in an interview aired on Monday.
The comment came after Cameron cast the presumptive US Republican presidential nominee as “divisive, stupid and wrong” for proposing a temporary ban on Muslims entering the US, Reuters reported.
“Well number one, I’m not stupid, okay. I can tell you that right now. Just the opposite. Number Two, in terms of divisive: I don’t think I’m a divisive person. I’m a unifier, unlike our president right now,” Trump said in the ITV interview, referring to Barack Obama.
Meanwhile, a Cameron spokesman said on Monday that the prime minister stands by his criticism of Trump but will work with whoever is elected US president.
Cameron is committed to maintaining the special relationship between the US and Britain, the spokesman said.
The spokesman refused to answer questions on who Cameron would like to see win in November but said there was no telephone call or meeting planned with Trump.
“If one is proposed we will consider it,” he said.
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