Sadiq Khan, elected on Friday as London’s first Muslim mayor, says that he won’t be able to visit the United States if businessman Donald Trump becomes president.
“I want to go to America to meet with and engage with American mayors,” Khan told Time magazine in an interview conducted after he won the mayoral race over the weekend.
“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,” he added.
Khan, whose opponents sought to characterize him as a radical, accused his rivals of taking a page “straight out of the Donald Trump playbook.”
“Conservative tacticians thought those sort of tactics would win London and they were wrong. I’m confident that Donald Trump’s approach to politics won’t win in America,” he told Time.