Donald Trump aide demands apology from PM as White House beckons

Written by David Singleton on 4 May 2016 in Diary
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Boost for tycoon as Ted Cruz quits presidential race... and accidentally punches wife in the face.

David Cameron should apologise for branding Donald Trump’s policies’ stupid, one of the presidential hopeful's advisors has declared.

Trump's team stepped up the pressure on the prime minister after the tycoon's path to becoming Republican party leader was cleared by rival Ted Cruz's withdrawal from the race.

Cameron took a gamble in December 2015 when he described Trump’s suggestion to ban Muslims from the US in December 2015 as “divisive, stupid and wrong”. He also said the tycoon should not be barred from entering the UK, because "if he came to visit our country he’d unite us all against him".

But as Trump eyes the White House, George Papadopoulos, a lawyer who is advising Trump on Europe and the Middle East has now told The Times: "I can’t speak directly for him but it would seem that if prime minister Cameron is serious about reaching out, not only to Mr Trump’s advisers but to the man himself, an apology or some sort of retraction should happen.

"It’s unfortunate that prime minister Cameron was one of the most outspoken critics of Mr Trump. Not even the Chinese premier came out with negative statements, or other European leaders.

"To see Mr Cameron come out as the most vocal opponent was uncalled for. Considering that we believe that the UK-US 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."

Cruz bowed out of the Republican presidential race Tuesday following a crushing loss to Trump in Indiana. Tea Party favourite Cruz said: “We left it all on the field in Indiana. We gave it everything we've got but the voters chose another path. So with a heavy heart but with boundless optimism for the long-term future of our nation, we are suspending our campaign."

To make matters worse, Cruz also accidentally punched and elbowed his wife, Heidi Cruz, in the face after he finished giving his concession speech.

 

 

 

Cameron has so far refused to retract his comments about Trump. At a press conference alongside Barack Obama last month, the prime minister said he had nothing to "add or subtract" regarding his comments about Trump.

However it was recently reported that Britain's ambassador to Washington Sir Kim Darroch has been told to cultivate relationships with Trump’s foreign advisors.

 

 

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