London Mayor to Anti-Trump US Workers: Move Here
London’s mayor told American workers that are fed up of Donald Trump to make their way over to London.
“I heard one of the most googled things since Wednesday has been, ‘How do you emigrate?’” Sadiq Khan said, according to The Evening Standard, referencing the day after Trump’s White House win last week.
“If talented people based in the U.S. want to come here to London, my message is simple — London is open. And our website’s not going to crash.”
The Hill reports:
The Standard said Khan was speaking with Google CEO Sundar Pichai during a press event for the tech giant Wednesday. Google is investing in a new 10-story expansion to its London headquarters.
“Coming from the U.S., we’ve obviously been through an important moment and it’s important to remember it’s a democratic process,” Pichai said. “It’s a robust and challenging democratic process. But it’s important that we now have a smooth transition.
“We’ve had a deeply divided election, but we now hopefully can move beyond the rhetoric of the campaign to actually getting things done.”
London elected Khan mayor in May, making him the first Muslim mayor of a major Western capital.
Khan has since repeatedly sparred with Trump over the president-elect’s rhetoric toward Muslims and his proposal announced late last year to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the U.S.
The mayor said earlier this year that he could not visit the U.S. if Trump ultimately became president. Khan said in May that Trump’s “views of Islam are ignorant,” adding he hoped the Republican did not win the White House.
Trump waved off Khan’s criticism of his campaign rhetoric.
“When he won, I wished him well,” he said on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” on May 16, referring to Khan’s election as mayor. “Now I don’t care about him. It doesn’t make any difference to me how he does.”
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