London Mayor Sadiq Khan Hopes Trump Loses The Election |US Elections 2016
London’s first Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan hit out at US presidential hopeful Donald Trump, saying he hopes the presidential candidate loses the election. Khan’s comments come after he rejected Trump’s offer to make him an “exception” to a ban on Muslims travelling to the US.
“I’m not exceptional. So for Donald Trump to say Mayor Khan can be allowed but not the rest is ridiculous because there are business people here (in London) who want to do business in America who happen to be Muslim,” he said.
“There are young people here who want to study in America who happen to be Muslim. There are people here who want to go on holiday in America who happen to be Muslim and around the world,” he was quoted.
Trump was manipulating people by playing on their fears rather than addressing them, Khan said. Khan said his message to Donald Trump and his team is that their views of Islam are ignorant.
Khan has voiced his support for Hillary Clinton and has said he hopes to see a female US president soon.