Nigel Farage: Trump has gone too far

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The leader of Great Britain’s most anti-immigration party says Donald Trump’s idea to ban most Muslims from entering the U.S. goes too far.

Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), told the BBC that he disagrees with Trump’s call.

{mosads}“I think Mr. Trump’s somewhat knee-jerk reaction to this, saying that all Muslims should be banned from coming into America, was perhaps for him a political mistake too far,” Farage said, according to multiple reports.

Farage added, “It is up to the Republican party and people in open primaries to decide whether they think what he said is acceptable or not.” 

“He is somebody who keeps pushing the boundaries of debate and that can be a healthy thing in politics,” Farage said, according to BuzzFeed.

Farage’s party has pushed to limit immigration into Great Britain.

British Prime Minister David Cameron also criticized Trump on Tuesday.

“The prime minister is very clear that as we look at how we tackle extremism and this poisonous ideology, politicians need to look at ways they can bring communities together and make clear that these terrorists are not representative of Islam,” Cameron spokeswoman Helen Bower told reporters in London.

She said she “completely disagrees” with Trump’s “divisive, unhelpful and quite simply wrong” remarks, according to Bloomberg.

Trump has faced near universal backlash for his idea to shutdown on Muslims entering the U.S. in the wake of last week’s mass shooting in California linked to terrorism. 

Trump defended his remarks during a series of interviews on Tuesday.

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