London's new Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan may not be allowed to enter US - Know why

The likely Republican candidate during his poll campaign pledged to ban Muslims from entering the US and reportedly said he doesn't care if it spoils his poll prospects.

Last Updated: May 07, 2016, 23:04 PM IST
London's new Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan may not be allowed to enter US - Know why

Washington: London's new mayor Sadiq Khan may not be allowed to enter the United States if Donald Trump is elected president, a media report speculated.

The likely Republican candidate during his poll campaign pledged to ban Muslims from entering the US and reportedly said he doesn't care if it spoils his poll prospects.

"I don't care if it hurts me," the Times of India quoted Trump as saying on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" this week, some 48 hours before Khan's election.

"I'm doing the right thing when I do this. And whether it's Muslim or whether it's something else, I have to do the right thing, and that's the way I've been guided," he was quoted as saying.

Although he was not specifically asked about Khan's election in the interview, Trump reportedly called his proposal to ban Muslims "common sense".

"We have to be careful. I mean, we're allowing thousands of people to come into our country, thousands and thousands of people being placed all over the country that frankly nobody knows who they are. They don't have documentation in many cases. And we don't know what we're doing," Trump reportedly said.