London Mayor: If Trump Wins I Can’t Visit US
London’s newly elected mayor, Sadiq Khan, joked on Monday that he wouldn’t be able to visit the United States if Donald Trump gets elected.
“I want to go to America to meet with and engage with American mayors,” Khan told Time magazine in an interview conducted after he won the mayoral race over the weekend.
“If Donald Trump becomes the president, I’ll be stopped from going there by virtue of my faith, which means I can’t engage with American mayors and swap ideas,” he added.
The Hill reports:
Khan, whose opponents sought to characterize him as a radical, accused his rivals of taking a page “straight out of the Donald Trump playbook.”
“Conservative tacticians thought those sort of tactics would win London and they were wrong. I’m confident that Donald Trump’s approach to politics won’t win in America,” he told Time.
The mayor reportedly told the magazine that he’d like to visit the U.S. “before January in case Donald Trump wins.”
Trump announced his plan to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the U.S. in December, but the presumptive GOP presidential nominee has stood by his proposal in recent days.
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