The mayor of London Sadiq Khan says he ignores the regular insults thrown by the president of the United States Donald Trump, as he states on Tuesday that he “really couldn’t be bothered about what Donald Trump tweets.”
Under Trump Fire
Mayor Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim leader in London, has long been the subject of insult and pointing fingers for Trump. After Saturday’s van and knife attacks on the London Bridge that left tens of casualties, seven people killed and over 50 injured, Trump jeered at Khan’s attempt to appease people as he asserted that “no reason to be alarmed” by the attacks.
Khan was constantly asked about his opinion about Trump as he was leaving the headquarters of London’s Ambulance Service, where he gave a minute of silence Tuesday to honour the victims of the assault.
Khan appreciated the “special relationship” between the United States and Britain. However, he was clear that he has always run counter to Trump’s Muslim travel ban on visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries and he believed that trump’s Twitter digs are vexing.
“I don’t know how to tell you this, but I really don’t care,” he told The Associated Press.
Trump reportedly was invited by Prime Minister Theresa May after his inauguration in January this year. Trump, on the other hand, was not welcomed by the Londoners; they are opposing his planned visit for his constant skits targeting Khan.
In fact, Khan shared his thoughts on Trump’s decision to ban visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries, which he found contradicting to American values.
“There are literally millions and millions of Muslims around the world who love America. They love Britain, they want to come here to study, to be a tourist, to start up a business, to work, to learn. Why would you want to stop them coming?” Khan said.
“We saw on Saturday night some of the people in the health service, some of the consultants, surgeons, were Muslims surgeons, some of them people who’d come to this country from Muslim-majority countries,” the mayor added.
“They helped save lives, they reduced the death toll, some of the police officers, some of the armed response teams, who help keep our cities safe, are Muslims.
“What have you got against them?”