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Donald Trump: 'I'm doing good for the Muslims'

Donald Trump has denied claims he is a racist, insisting he is "doing good for the Muslims" with his call to ban Muslims from entering the US.

As a petition appealing for the controversial billionaire to be banned from the UK passed 360,000 signatures, Trump said the American public was behind his proposal as were his "many Muslim friends".

Trump, who is seeking the Republican nomination for next year's presidential election, told CNN: "I am the least racist person that you have ever met."

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Trump ban petition most popular ever on Government site

Donald Trumps comments on Muslims have sparked global outrage. Credit: PA

The petition calling for Donald Trump to be banned from entering the UK has become the most popular ever campaign on the Government's website.

More than 440,000 people had signed the petition by 5.50pm on Thursday.

It was set up after the Republican Presidential candidate called for a "shutdown" of Muslims entering America.

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