Casablanca - In an interview with Morgan Piers on Good Morning Britain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, said Sadiq Khan, the new London mayor is “rude” and “ignorant.”
Casablanca – In an interview with Morgan Piers on Good Morning Britain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, said Sadiq Khan, the new London mayor is “rude” and “ignorant.”
The interview aired on Monday, May 16th, and features Trump answering Piers’ various questions. It starts with the reporter reminding the audience that Trump has warned that US relations with the UK would be “frosty” if he is elected president after prime minster David Cameron, “called his views on Islam stupid, divisive, and wrong.”
Reaffirming his position on bilateral relations between the two nations, Trump says, “It seems we’re not going to have a good relationship… who knows.” He then dismissed Cameron as, “not willing to address the problem either.”
With regards to Khan’s statements in reaction to Trump’s views on minorities, specifically the Muslim community, in the US, which have been deemed as bigoted by many political leaders around the world, Trump says that he was offended by the newly elected mayor’s “rude” and “ignorant” statements: “Tell him I will remember those statements,” he said to Piers.
This exchange occurred after Trump’s interview with the New York Times following the election of Khan as mayor of London, where he was asked if this election would have any effect on his promise to ban Muslims from entering the US, should he become president. Trump responded that, “there will always be exceptions,” and praised Khan’s election as “a good thing” and that he will “lead by example.”
The newly elected Mayor from the Labor Party stated in his interview with the BBC that he rejects Trump’s exception, saying that it is not about him but about his co-religionists from all over the world. In this very interview Khan announced his support for Hillary Clinton as president of the United States, saying, “I hope she trounces him,” referring to Trump.