US Presidential candidate Donald Trump says that newly elected London MayorÂ 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 wonâ€™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 â€œhappyâ€ that London had elected its first Muslim Mayor and suggested that Khan would be among the exceptions to his proposal.
â€œThere will always be exceptions,â€ Mr. Trump said when asked in an interview with New York Times on Monday how his proposed ban would affect Londonâ€™s new mayor, Sadiq Khan.
â€œI was happy to see that,â€ Mr. Trump said of Mr. Khanâ€™s election. â€œI think itâ€™s a very good thing, and I hope he does a very good job because frankly that would be very, very good.â€
Asked why, Mr. Trump said, â€œBecause I think if he does a great job, it will really â€” 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.â€
Mr. Khan, in an interview with Time magazine after his election, said
â€œIf Donald Trump becomes the president Iâ€™ll be stopped from going there by virtue of my faith, which means I canâ€™t engage with American mayors and swap ideas,â€
Source: New York Times