Khan Tells Channel Four: ‘I Won’t Roll Out Red Carpet For Trump’
London Mayor Sadiq Khan (pictured above) has delivered a snub to US President Donald Trump, telling Channel Four news that it would not be ‘appropriate’ for the President to make a state visit and that ‘we should not be rolling out the red carpet’. Khan claimed that Mr. Trump’s views on the Islamic State ‘played into the hands of the terrorists’ and that his actions were ‘insulting to Muslims’. Mr. Khan told the channel:-
‘State visits are different from a normal visit and at a time when the President of the USA has policies that many in our country disagree with, I am not sure it is appropriate for our government to roll out the red carpet.
‘If someone has views that I think can be changed I am ready to play my role.
‘If you somehow think it is not possible to be a Muslim and a proud westerner I am happy to disabuse you of that idea, whether you are a reporter for CNN or Donald Trump.
‘ The travel ban goes against everything we stand for’.
The intervention is part of an ongoing dispute that has developed over the past few months as tensions between the two men have escalated.
Westmonster Dave is the editor of alt-politics.com