BRITISH Prime Minister David Cameron says: “Donald Trump deserves respect”

83379136imagea61_1451494703572-viBut he still refuses to retract his 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.

The Guardian  Cameron said, having come through the tough primary process, Trump “deserves our respect”.“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.

However, he added: “What I said about Muslims, I wouldn’t change that view. I’m very clear that the policy idea that was put forward was wrong, it is wrong, and it will remain wrong.”