Newly elected Mayor of London Sadiq Khan isn’t much of a fan of presumptive Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Khan, a member of the liberal Labour Party in the United Kingdom, became the first Muslim to be elected to his post last week. London is the most populous capital city in Europe, as well as its most culturally diverse.
He invoked the American businessman’s name during an interview with the Washington Post prior to the election saying he rejected “nativist populism,” calling it the “Donald Trump approach to politics.” He said such an approach seeks to divide, rather than unite.
In that same interview, Khan—the son of Pakistani immigrants—joked: “I’ll need to rush to come to America before November, because if Trump wins, I’ll be banned from coming.” It’s a quip he’s made several instances since, and which was repeated Monday in a report published by TIME magazine.
In response, Trump said there would likely be an exception in his Muslim travel ban for Khan. The Republican front-runner also had positive things to say about Khan’s prospects as mayor, but former Member of Parliament would have none of it.
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