US Presidential candidate Donald Trump says that newly elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan who is a Muslim is exempt from his Muslim US ban if he becomes president.
Mayor Khan had earlier said that he had to go to America before November 2016 so he won’t be banned in case Trump becomes President. But the Billionaire business man says that the new Mayor is an exemption from his previous comments on banning Muslims entering into the US if he becomes president.
On Monday he said he was “happy” that London had elected its first Muslim Mayor and suggested that Khan would be among the exceptions to his proposal.
“There will always be exceptions,” Mr. Trump said when asked in an interview with New York Times on Monday how his proposed ban would affect London’s new mayor, Sadiq Khan.
“I was happy to see that,” Mr. Trump said of Mr. Khan’s election. “I think it’s a very good thing, and I hope he does a very good job because frankly that would be very, very good.”
Asked why, Mr. Trump said, “Because I think if he does a great job, it will really — you lead by example, always lead by example. If he does a good job and frankly if he does a great job, that would be a terrific thing.”
Mr. Khan, in an interview with Time magazine after his election, said
“If Donald Trump becomes the president I’ll be stopped from going there by virtue of my faith, which means I can’t engage with American mayors and swap ideas,”
Source: New York Times