The British Press Reacts To Donald Trump's Anti-Muslim Tirade
A general view of the front pages of British national newspapers on December 9, 2015 in London, England Ben Pruchnie—Getty Images

Petition to Ban Donald Trump From U.K. Is Most Popular Ever on Government Site

Dec 10, 2015

A petition to ban Donald Trump from the United Kingdom after he controversially called for a halt to Muslims being admitted to the U.S. swelled to more than 475,000 signatures Thursday, making it the most popular petition on a government site.

The petition was started Tuesday, a day after the Republican presidential frontrunner called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States."

Trump made the comments in the wake of last week's mass shooting in California, which was carried out by a husband and wife authorities say were radicalized. Trump said the ban was necessary to protect...

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