Sadiq Khan invites Donald Trump to meet his family as war of words continues

'You know the great thing about London? Muslim, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists. We don't just tolerate each other, we respect, we celebrate, we embrace'

Sadie Levy Gale
Tuesday 17 May 2016 18:52
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Sadiq Khan, the new Labour Mayor, has invited Donald Trump to meet his family.
Sadiq Khan, the new Labour Mayor, has invited Donald Trump to meet his family.

Sadiq Khan has invited Donald Trump to meet his family in a bid to end their ongoing feud about the Republican frontrunner’s plans to ban all Muslims from America.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, the newly elected Labour mayor stood by his previous attack on Mr Trump’s “ignorant” views, and said the presumptive Republican nominee should come to the UK to meet his wife Saadiya along with his daughters Anisah and Ammarah.

Mr Khan said: "On your programme I invite Donald Trump to come to London. Meet my wife and my daughters. Meet my friends and my neighbours.

"Meet Londoners who are British, they're Londoners, they're Muslim.”

Donald Trump has been critical of new London mayor Sadiq Khan, saying 'I will remember his nasty statements' after the Labour MP called the Republican candidate ‘ignorant’sReute 

He added: "You know the great thing about London? Muslim, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, we don't just tolerate each other, we respect, we celebrate, we embrace.

"And my concern is this. Are you inadvertently making our countries less safe by giving the impression there is a clash of civilisations?

"Are you doing the job of Daesh and the extremists for them by saying the West hates Islam? I am the West!"

Mr Khan's comments are the latest in an ongoing feud between himself and Trump. On Monday Trump called Khan "very rude" in an interview with Piers Morgan, and challenged the London Mayor to an IQ test.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has also warned he will struggle to build a “good relationship” with David Cameron after the Prime Minister refused to apologise for branding Mr Trump’s proposals “divisive, stupid and wrong” last year.

But Number 10 made it clear that David Cameron would work with whoever wins the presidential election in order to maintain the special relationship between the US and the UK.

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