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London mayor rejects Trump’s offer to exempt him from proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S.

May 10, 2016

6:55 A.M. Christine Rushton

The first Muslim mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, rejected Donald Trump’s offer to exempt him from a proposed plan to ban Muslims from entering the U.S..

“This isn’t just about me. It’s about my friends, my family and everyone who comes from a background similar to mine anywhere in the world,” he told Buzzfeed .

Khan added that Trump’s “ignorant view of Islam” threatens safety both in the U.S. and Britain.

Londoners voted Khan into office last week. Later he noted that he could not travel to the U.S. if Trump were to win the presidency and implement his proposed ban on Muslims .

“Donald Trump and those around him think that Western liberal values are incompatible with mainstream Islam — London has proved him wrong,” Khan said.

He sided with Hillary Clinton’s candidacy instead.

“I hope she trounces him,” he said, according to BBC News .

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