Donald Trump says UK could be added to list of European countries included in US travel ban

Donald Trump said the UK could be added to the list of European countries included in the US travel ban.

U.S. President Donald Trump said that the UK could be added to the list. Picture: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
U.S. President Donald Trump said that the UK could be added to the list. Picture: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

He told reporters during a White House press conference on Friday that the UK exemption had been made after being "recommended to me by a group of professionals" but he said the UK's rising number of cases could result in a re-think of that decision.

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"We are looking at it based on the new numbers that are coming out and we may have to include them in the list of countries that we will, you could say ban or whatever it is, during this period of time, but yeah their numbers have gone up fairly precipitously over the last 24 hours so we may be adding that and we may be adding a couple of others and we may frankly start thinking about taking some off."

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