President Donald Trump is set to visit the United Kingdom this summer and London is expected to be locked down in order that he can meet with Theresa May and other senior UK leaders. The establishment and twitterati have called for large scale protests and these have been fully endorsed by Sadiq Khan. Khan has of course been involved in numerous twitter spats with the President and tensions are running high.
Khan said just last week: “I think there will be protests, I speak to Londoners every day of the week and I think they will use the rights they have to express their freedom of speech.”
On BBC Radio 4 he has gone a step further and said he wants to meet with Trump when he is over but it is not to discuss the crime wave plaguing London or the need for a post-Brexit trade deal. Rather he wants to meet the President in order to lecture him on how he has made the USA a ‘hostile environment’ and to promote Islam and multi-culturalism!
Khan said in the interview he would tell Trump: “how diverse we are as a city and how that is a strength. Bearing in mind some of the things that President Trump has said about diversity, about those who follow my Islamic faith and about London, I would be more than happy to meet with President Trump.”
It is certainly going to get interesting!