David Cameron has refused to apologise to Donald Trump for saying the US presidential candidate was ‘divisive, stupid and wrong’ to suggest banning Muslims from entering the US.
One of Mr Trump’s aides yesterday said the Prime Minister risked Britain’s special relationship with America if he did not heal the rift.
But No 10 sources said Mr Cameron stood by his remarks.
The source said: ‘The Prime Minister has no intention of withdrawing his comments which were made in response to comments made by Donald Trump about banning Muslims from entering the United States.’
George Papadopoulos, who advises Mr Trump on foreign policy, said it would now be ‘wise’ for Mr Cameron to apologise and invite Mr Trump to the UK.