London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said that he would like the United States presidential candidate Donald Trump to meet him and his family. Khan's comments were made in light of Trump's views on the Muslim community.
Khan, while speaking to Bloomberg in New York, said that he would like Trump to visit his family who are "proud Londoners and proud Muslims." The London mayor also said that he wants to show the US presidential candidate certain "parts of London that are incredibly diverse."
Soon after being elected as the first Muslim mayor of London in May, Khan had openly denounced the Republican presidential candidate's stance towards Muslims. Trump has proposed that if he becomes the US president, he would temporarily ban Muslims from entering the nation.
Speaking to Time, Khan had said that if Trump becomes the President then he would not be allowed to enter the US because of his faith, which would in turn bar him from meeting mayors in America and exchanging ideas with them.
"Conservative tacticians thought those sorts of tactics would win London and they were wrong. I'm confident that Donald Trump's approach to politics won't win in America," Khan had said in May, shortly after winning the mayoral election.
After Khan's comments, Trump was subsequently asked if Khan would be allowed to enter the US after his proposed ban on Muslims, to which Trump said that "there will always be exceptions" to the ban.