LONDON: London Mayor Sadiq Khan has expressed hope that American voters will reject Donald Trump and his “hate politics” in the November 3 election.
In an exclusive interview with The News, Khan said he opposes Trump because he is a threat to American democracy, the free world, Muslims, minorities, and everyone who disagrees with him – his personal attacks. Not because
“Even before Trump became president of the United States, I have always been clear about him,” Khan said. He added that the president does not understand the beauty of democracy, pluralism and diversity.
“He is a person who looks at Muslims with suspicion. He has said things about Muslims, women, Mexico that I find offensive.”
Khan said the choice for the American people is very simple: “A terrible, bad, anti-equality, anti-Muslim Trump (on one side) or Joe Biden.” If I were to vote, I would vote for Biden.
Trump has attacked Khan several times, demanding a strong response, but he said: “It’s not about me. I have 24/7 police protection as a result of Trump’s statements. It’s about the world. The US President is the leader of the free world, he has great power and responsibility, and he has to use it wisely. In the last four years, the reputation of the United States has been tarnished. The reputation of American democracy has been tarnished. “”
It’s really important for the United States to have great leaders, and Biden needs to make amends for the damage done by Trump,Meyer said.
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“We believe in equality and treat each other with respect, and we hope to rectify the damage done by the new President Trump Will. “
London mayor reveals that Pakistanis and Bangladeshis in London are twice as likely to die from the COVID-19 epidemic, while they are generally more represented in jobs than whites Such as bus drivers, factories, shops and other low-cost areas.
Khan said the chances of someone dying as a result of working in these jobs are three times higher than a person working in an office or administrative job.
“Many Pakistanis are in front line jobs, factories, buses and private jobs, as well as other menial jobs.”
He said that the deaths caused by the first wave of deaths related to COVID-19 in communities and studies have established these facts.
Khan said he had called on the Equality and Human Rights Commission to investigate the deaths.
“I have called for an investigation into these deaths, but the Tory government denies it and does not accept that there are issues of structural inequality, racism and inequality. They have finally accepted that the dead Generations will be written on death certificates.
Khan accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government of “punishing Londoners” by imposing strict conditions on the city and expanding the congestion charge zone, extending congestion time, and congestion. Pointing out the increase in payment rates, he said it was tantamount to punishing passengers and business.
He said Transport for London (TFL) was a world-class service, but was facing financial problems “Because very few people have been using the services since the first lockdown
,” he said, adding that the government was “punishing us” and “we need to increase the congestion charge to 15 and now we need a congestion charge zone.” Asking for an extension from the South to the North Circular, which means 400,000 extra Londoners will pay 15 15 and I have said “no”.
Khan said he knew private hired drivers and small and large businesses were similar victims. He said: “I know that infections and angry because of these changes businesses are struggling. The government is punishing the London and punishing the surrounding businesses in our city.
Sadiq Khan vowed that the London Quad would take back its pre-19 glory days. “We have endured fires, epidemics, and terrorist attacks and we have always been strong, we are strong. We will recover and then we will grow. “