The Trump Organization said if British parliament decided to ban its eponymous owner from the United Kingdom, the move would show the country is intolerant of free speech, according to a Wednesday report from Fox News.
“Westminster would create a dangerous precedent and send a terrible message to the world that the United Kingdom opposes free speech,” according to a statement to Fox from George Sorial, executive vice president and counsel for the Trump Organization.
The British parliament announced they would hear debate on Jan. 18 about banning the real estate magnate from the country after Trump said he would call for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. Prime Minister David Cameron had called Trump’s proposed ban “unhelpful” and “simply wrong.”
The committee debate would not spur a binding vote.
The Trump Organization owns the Turnberry golf resort in Scotland, which hosted the Women’s British Open in July. The real estate mogul attended. The company also threatened to “immediately end these and all future investments” in the UK if the ban were to go through.”
Banning Trump from the U.K. would also “alienate the many millions of United States citizens who wholeheartedly support Mr. Trump and have made him the forerunner by far in the 2016 presidential Election,” according to the statement to Fox News.