Donald Trump could be banned from entering the UK if he is deemed by ministers to be 'non-conducive to the public good', the Government has declared in response to the biggest ever petition on the Government website.
The petition to the government was created after the Republican presidential candidate made a series of outbursts about Britain's 'massive Muslim problem'.
Prime Minister David Cameron said Mr Trump's call to ban all Muslims from entering America was 'divisive, stupid and wrong' and ministers had steered clear of backing a ban on the controversial politician.
But in today's response to the petition, the Government made clear it acknowledged 'strength of feeling' behind the more than 565,000 signatures.
According to the Home secretary, the Prime Minister has made clear that he completely disagrees with Donald Trump's remarks. The Home Secretary has said that Donald Trump's remarks in relation to Muslims are divisive, unhelpful and wrong.
'The Government recognises the strength of feeling against the remarks and will continue to speak out against comments which have the potential to divide our communities, regardless of who makes them.
'We reject any attempts to create division and marginalisation amongst those we endeavour to protect.'
MPs will decide whether to debate the petition in the new year.
The petition to the Government read: 'The signatories believe Donald J Trump should be banned from UK entry.
'The UK has banned entry to many individuals for hate speech. The same principles should apply to everyone who wishes to enter the UK.
'If they United Kingdom is to continue applying the 'unacceptable behaviour' criteria to those who wish to enter its borders, it must be fairly applied to the rich as well as the poor, and the weak as well as the powerful.'