In an interview with Piers Morgan on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump shot back at Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron who called Trump’s temporary ban on all Muslims from the United States “divisive, stupid and wrong.”
“Well, number one, I’m not stupid, OK? I can tell you that right now,” Trump said. “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 now, I’m a unifier.”
New London Mayor, Sadiq Khan—the first elected Muslim mayor of a major western city—has been critical of Trump, saying that that his views on Islam are “ignorant” and that he hopes the Republican nominee loses in November.
Trump addressed the new London Mayor, saying:
“All right. When he won, I wished him well. Now, I don’t care about him,” he said. “I mean, it doesn’t make any difference to me about him. Let’s see how does. I mean, let’s see if he’s a good mayor.”
When pressed by Morgan as to whether or not he was offended by Khan’s statements, Trump responded:
“Yeah, I am. Because he doesn’t know me, never met me, doesn’t know what I’m all about. I think they’re very rude statements and frankly, tell him I will remember those statements,” he said. “Very nasty statements.”
Donald Trump also challenged Khan to an I.Q. test, to which Khan replied, “Ignorance is not the same thing as lack of intelligence.”
Morgan, who supports Trump, questioned whether or not the two would be able to lead their countries with the same type of “special relationship” as the United States and Britain have held before.
“Looks like we’re not going to have a very good relationship. Who knows?” Trump said, before adding, “I hope to have a good relationship with him. But it sounds like he’s not willing to address the problem either.”
Trump’s call for a temporary ban on all Muslims has been a controversial proposal in Britain, with the House of Commons meeting for an “unprecedented discussion” in January after almost 600,000 people signed a petition to ban Trump from Britain.
According to The Daily Beast, Trump was lampooned in the meeting as “stupid,” a “hate leader,” a “buffoon,” a “bigot,” and “the Orange Prince of American Self-Publicity,” among other unflattering names.