“There’ll at all times be exceptions,” the Occasions quoted the actual property billionaire and presumptive Republican nominee as saying when requested how his controversial proposal would apply to Sadiq Khan, the son of a Pakistani immigrant bus driver, who was sworn in as London’s mayor on Saturday.
Trump mentioned he was pleased to see Khan elected, the Occasions reported, including: “You lead by instance, at all times lead by instance. If he does job … that will be a terrific factor.”
Trump put forth the thought of the ban of Muslims after lethal assaults by militants in Paris and California final 12 months.
Muslim and human rights teams, Trump’s Democratic rivals and plenty of of his Republican presidential opponents condemned the proposal as divisive, counterproductive and opposite to American values.
Khan, the Labour Social gathering candidate, defeated his Conservative rival by a document margin to safe the largest particular person mandate in British political historical past.
Talking of the Conservatives’ ways, Khan, 45, advised Britain’s Observer newspaper: “They used concern to attempt to flip completely different ethnic and non secular teams towards one another – one thing straight out of the Donald Trump playbook.”
In an interview with Occasions journal, Khan mentioned he wished to go to the US to see the fascinating packages the mayors of New York and Chicago have been implementing, however that he must go to earlier than January in case Trump received the Nov eight election.
“If Donald Trump turns into the president I will be stopped from going there by advantage of my religion, which implies I can not interact with American mayors and swap concepts,” Khan mentioned.