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Exeter's Katie Hopkins branded an 'utter p***k' for backing…

Loudmouth Exeter presenter Katie Hopkins has been labelled an “utter p***k” in a row over Donald Trump’s travel ban on refugees and citizens from seven mainly-Muslim countries.

Hopkins who has become famed for her controversial comments, has unsurprisingly backed Trump’s plans.

The ban prevents those from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen entering the US for 90 days or more.

Writing on social media, she agreed with the US President saying: “Western Europe is a mess. America is right to see us as a disastrous pilot for open borders.”

But when Hopkins posted this tweet, the rest of Twitter had to say something – particularly Broadchurch actress Eve Myles.

Trump’s hugely controversial ban has sparked outcry across the world.

A petition calling for him to be prevented from making a state visit to the UK hit 250,000 signatures at about 2.30pm on Sunday – meaning it could now be selected for debate by MPs.

Hundreds of thousands of people have signed a petition to stop Donald Trump making a state visit to UK.

On radio station LBC, Hopkins launched into a scathing rant against those who are complaining about the US President’s ‘Muslim ban’.

An irate LBC listener called in and told her that Mr Trump had acted too rashly in banning all refugees as well as migrants from seven Muslim-majority countries.

However, Hopkins defended the bombastic leader’s latest executive order.

She said that Mr Trump had only acted in response to Europe’s own failed policies, attracting criticism from listeners.

She added: “We can’t get our liberal heads around it here in the West.

“But they are asking, what is the advantage of refugees to the American people. That’s a totally different way of thinking about it.

“I am hand-in-hand with Donald Trump on this policy.

“What good is a moral high ground when people in Europe are being blown up?”

Protestors at JFK airport in New York

Earlier Sir Mo Farah said it was “deeply troubling” that he may not be able to return home to his children in the US following Trump’s travel ban.

In a statement, Sir Mo, who lives and trains in the US, said: “On 1st January this year, Her Majesty The Queen made me a Knight of the Realm. On 27th January, President Donald Trump seems to have made me an alien.

“I am a British citizen who has lived in America for the past six years – working hard, contributing to society, paying my taxes and bringing up our four children in the place they now call home.

“Now, me and many others like me are being told that we may not be welcome.

“It’s deeply troubling that I will have to tell my children that daddy might not be able to come home – to explain why the president has introduced a policy that comes from a place of ignorance and prejudice.

“I was welcomed into Britain from Somalia at eight years old and given the chance to succeed and realise my dreams. I have been proud to represent my country, win medals for the British people and receive the greatest honour of a knighthood.

“My story is an example of what can happen when you follow polices of compassion and understanding, not hate and isolation.”

Sir Mo trains in Portland, Oregon, where he lives with his wife Tania and their four children. He moved to the UK from Somalia – one of the proscribed countries – when he was eight, becoming a British citizen.


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