Cameron says he will meet Trump despite 'dangerous' Muslim comments

David Cameron has repeated his criticism of Donald Trump but said he would be happy to meet the Republican presumptive nominee.

The Prime Minister called the New York billionaire's proposal to ban Muslims entering the United States "dangerous" and said Trump was "divisive, stupid and wrong" for suggesting it. However he said he would stick with tradition and meet with the presidential candidate if he came to the UK.

The Prime Minister was interviewed on ITV's new political show, Peston on Sunday, which is set up to rival the BBC's Andrew Marr show on Sunday morning.ITV

The feud between the pair continued after Downing Street denied Trump's claim he had been invited to visit.

Number 10 said it was a "long-standing practice for the PM to meet with Republican and Democrat presidential nominees if they visit the UK" but added "no confirmed dates" had been set for a Trump visit.

Shortly after Trump first called for a "total and complete shutdown on Muslims entering the United States", Cameron said: "I think his remarks are divisive, stupid and wrong and I think if he came to visit our country I think it'd unite us all against him."

In an interview with ITV's Robert Peston on Sunday he said he didn't withdraw he criticism but said he would work with the candidate.

"I do think that is wrong and divisive as I said because we've got to demonstrate that we're up against here is a very small minority of a minority: Islamist extremists that want to divide our societies.

"We've got to explain that there are millions and billions of people in our world that worship...that are devout Muslims but believe in liberal democracy and all the things we believe in. It's a very dangerous thing to say, I am making it worse now, as well as a divisive and wrong one".

In an interview with Piers Morgan last week on ITV's Good Morning Britain, Trump attacked Cameron's criticism and said it looked like the pair was "not going to have a very good relationship".

Asked whether he thought Cameron's comments damaged the special relationship between the countries, Trump said: "Honestly, I don't care, it doesn't matter."

However he seems to have softened his stance. In an interview on Friday with MSNBC he said Cameron was a "nice guy" and he expected to "do just fine" with him.