Trump is for Brexit: a PR coup, but for whom? Diary of an EU citizen in the UK (6)

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Yesterday was election-day in Britain but David Cameron found the time to declare his respect for Donald Trump in a joint press conference with the Japanese PM. To be honest, it is not exactly a full endorsement. “Knowing the gruelling nature of the primaries, what you have to go through to go on and represent your party in a general election – anyone who makes it through that deserves our respect,” he said. Basically, even if it was Hitler to win the primary, our respect is obliged. However, Cameron refused to retract an earlier claim, made when a Trump candidacy still seemed an unlikely prospect, that the billionaire’s proposal for banning Muslims from the US was “stupid, divisive and wrong”. It is certainly positive to see the British PM holding his ground on such an important issue, especially after a London mayoral campaign in which Cameron did not hesitate…

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