Donald Trump said that Brits should be thanking him for his wildly Islamophobic comments, not trying to keep him out of the country. As of Thursday morning, a petition to ban the leading Republican presidential candidate from the U.K. has reached nearly 400,000 signatures. The petition is in response to Trump’s call to stop all Muslim travel and immigration to the U.S.
“I really have no idea who the Brits think they are. And to think that I am part Scottish, they have no respect for one of their own. Let me tell you, I am well aware of the fact that there are millions of Muslims living in London and I am certain that they made sure to spread the word to their Muslim friends and family to sign that petition. There is probably not a single true Englishman who signed that petition, every signature belongs to either a Muslim or a Hindu,” Trump told media outlets.
The billionaire real estate mogul then turned to bashing the English culture in response to remarks made by the British Parliament that he should be blacklisted: “I don’t really know what the English are all about really. I mean, all they do all day long is watch soccer, sip tea from funny little tea cups and talk in a language no one understands. I mean, they’re supposed to have invented this language that we’re now speaking, but I guess they forgot to bring it with them when we drove them out in the American Revolution and were empty-handed when they came back home to England with their tails between their legs, so they had to invent a new one, which honestly sounds to me like you’re strangling a goat.”
“They want to ban me from entering the U.K.? That’s perfectly fine. I just want to remind them that we can very easily do the same, except we can ban every single English person from entering the U.S., not just a presidential candidate. And while we’re on the subject, I’d like to emphasize on this occasion that we know exactly how to enforce such a decision, since we’ve had plenty of practice in 1776,” he added.
The media magnate continued by referring to the British as “sellouts” who have “given everything they own to Russians and Asians,” and are now “a national minority in their own country.” “You know, come to think of it, the only good thing that ever came out of that country is the language we’re now speaking, and maybe, just maybe Led Zeppelin. Other than that, that whole island is a place filled with failures and remnants of an ancient empire run over by time.”
“The U.K. politicians should be thanking me instead of pandering to political correctness,” the former reality star said, according to the Telegraph. “I only said what needed to be said and when I am elected no one will be tougher or smarter than me.”