Petition calling for Donald Trump to be banned from Britain for hate speech becomes the most popular ever!

The UK government petition calling for Donald Trump to be banned from Britain for 'hate speech' has become the most popular ever, signed by more than 450,000 people.

But the tycoon remains defiant, accusing Britons of 'trying hard to disguise their massive Muslim problem' and said his critics are just 'pandering to political correctness'.

In a series of outbursts, the billionaire tycoon said 'UK politicians should be thanking me' for his claim that some of the country's Muslim communities are no-go areas because of extremism.

He also attacked 'out of touch' MPs who abused him over his demand for an end to Muslim immigration to America, tweeting this afternoon: 'Everybody is wise to what is happening, very sad! Be honest!'

And he hit back at the hundreds of thousands signing the official petition demanding Mr Trump - the frontrunner to be the Republican Presidential candidate - be banned from Britain, writing on Twitter: 'They don't know what they're getting into'.

During a CNN interview last night as he faced worldwide condemnation for his comments he said: 'I am the least racist person you have ever met.'

Mr Trump has caused worldwide consternation after a string of incendiary remarks since Monday about Muslims..

He said he was 'calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on'.