London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Tuesday said that Donald Trump exempting him from his proposed ban on Muslims coming into the United States is not enough.
“This isn’t just about me – it’s about my friends, my family and everyone who comes from a background similar to mine, anywhere in the world,” Khan told The Guardian.
“Donald Trump’s ignorant view of Islam could make both our countries less safe – it risks alienating mainstream Muslims around the world and plays into the hands of the extremists. Donald Trump and those around him think that western liberal values are incompatible with mainstream Islam – London has proved him wrong,” he continued.
After Khan noted on Sunday that he would not be allowed into the U.S. under Trump’s proposed Muslim Ban, Trump said on Monday that he could make an exception for Khan. Since Trump released the proposal to bar Muslim visitors, he’s offered a slew of exceptions to the ban.