Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was wrong to call for a ban on foreign Muslims entering the U.S., according to the U.K.'s own outspoken politician, Nigel Farage, the leader of the U.K. Independence Party, who also didn't pull his punches when it came to his current workplace.
Many prominent politicians have poured scorn on Trump for calling for the temporary ban, now even the leader of the anti-immigration UKIP.
"I think Trump was wrong to go as far as he did, but the basic point that we in the West should not be importing terrorism is the right one," Farage told CNBC Friday. "Being very careful about who you let in and vetting people (is fine) but just shutting up shop is not a very positive message."
Farage is known for his outspoken and often controversial views on immigration. His party, UKIP, had 4 million votes in the last U.K. election in May, making it a formidable force in U.K. politics. In the same vein, Trump has led in polls.
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