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Donald Trump backlash continues

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

The backlash to Donald Trump's comments about banning muslims from entering the United States continues.

Donald Trump backlash continues

The backlash to Donald Trump’s comments about banning muslims from entering the United States continues.

Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, is postponing a planned trip to Israel after angering the country’s Prime Minister when he proposed a temporary halt on Muslims entering the United States.

His proposal was met with condemnation from around the world, including from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with many calling for Trump to step down from the candidacy race.

Trump, though, has continued undeterred, tweeting the trip would take place “at a later date after I become President of the US”.

“[Mr Netanyahu] said we have a meeting and he looks forward to the meeting and all of that. But I didn’t want to put him under pressure,” Trump told Fox News.

US boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who is Muslim, issued a statement calling on political leaders to “use their position to bring understanding about the religion of Islam”.

He also called for Muslims “to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda”. He did not mention Trump by name.

In Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has joined calls for Trump to be considered for exclusion from the UK.

Trump, who owns two Scottish golf courses, has been dropped as a business ambassador and stripped of an honorary degree by Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen.

An online petition calling for Donald Trump to be blocked from entering the UK has broken the parliamentary website record.



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