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Michael Savage Asks Trump to Help End 8-Year UK Travel Ban

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By    |   Wednesday, 03 May 2017 07:48 PM

Michael Savage is petitioning President Donald Trump to ask Britain to drop the travel ban imposed on the conservative radio talk-show host eight years ago on Friday.

"This is a huge story in this time of attacks on free speech," Savage told WND on Tuesday in an interview. "Why didn't Bernstein and Woodward lift a finger?

"Where is the White House Correspondents' Association on this?" Savage asked. "Am I a non-person?"

Savage's latest book, "Trump's War: His Battle to Save America," debuted last month at No. 1 for hardcover fiction on The New York Times Best Sellers List.

The British government banned Savage and 21 others on May 5, 2009.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown's government accused Savage of "engaging in unacceptable behavior by seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts and fostering hatred which might lead to inter-community violence."

Others on the list included Yunis Al-Astal, leader of the Hamas terrorist group, and former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard Stephen Donald Black.

The restriction was extended on July 12, 2010, by Prime Minister David Cameron's government.

A petition drive launched Tuesday has nearly 7,000 signatures calling on Trump and the State Department to pressure British officials to lift Savage's travel ban.

"It is outrageous that a Western nation would ban a popular American commentator with millions of listeners and several New York Times bestselling books to 'balance' its list, apparently fearing it would be accused of being biased against Muslims," the petition says.

"Michael Savage has never advocated violence, and his political views are protected by the First Amendment, which is rooted in the civil-rights tradition that began with Britain's Magna Carta."

Savage, the first major radio talk-show host to endorse Trump's presidential bid last year, told Newsmax in March that "Trump's War" was "a road map of why we went to the polls, why I fought so hard for over a year to have people go out and vote for [Trump]."

President Trump has been a frequent guest on his program, carried on 300 stations nationwide, and Savage has already authored four Times best-sellers.

"Remember, Ann Coulter was banned by a city, and look at the coverage," Savage told WND, referring to the talk-show host's canceled speech at the University of California-Berkeley earlier this month.

"Savage is banned by a nation – and silence prevails."

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