Theresa May Will Seek ‘Special Relationship’ With Donald Trump Even If He Bans All Muslims

Theresa May has said she will seek to maintain a “special relationship” with Donald Trump even if he carries out his campaign threat to ban all Muslims from the United States.

The prime minister was today pressed on what “actions” she would take if Trump moved to introduce a ban once he takes office in January.

May has previously criticised Trump, when he was a candidate, for his comments about British Muslims. However she stopped of condemning him today.

“The special relationship we have with the United States is very important I think for both the US and the UK,” she told MPs during prime minister’s questions.

“We will be continuing to build on that special relationship. That was very clear from the conversation I had with president-elect Trump shortly after his election.

“We of course want to ensure the dignity of our citizens. It is up to the United States what rules they put into place in terms of entry across their borders, but we will be ensuring that special relationship continues and continues in the interests of both the UK and the US.”

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