London Mayor Sadiq Khan stopped just short of issuing a fatwa demanding President Trump be banned from making a state visit to Britain.
The U.K. government should reassess its invitation to U.S. President Donald Trump for a state visit later this year, according to London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
“I don’t think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for,” Khan told U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 on Monday evening.
“When you have a special relationship it is no different from when you have got a close mate. You stand with them in times of adversity but you call them out when they are wrong. There are many things about which Donald Trump is wrong,” he said.
British policies of letting their country fall to jihad are wrong. Trump called you out on it, so what’s the problem?
Khan’s comments came after Trump tweeted about the mayor’s reaction to the London attack on Saturday, suggesting the London lawmaker downplayed the terrorist incident. Trump said on Twitter: “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed’.” Khan responded saying the president had taken his comments out of context.