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Khan to Trump: Drop dead

After London’s new mayor Sadiq Khan pointed out that he would be unable to visit the United States under Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s plan to ban Muslims from entering the country “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on,” Trump responded: “There will always be exceptions.”

Khan, to his great credit, told Trump to shove it.

“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.”

He added: “Donald Trump’s ignorant view of Islam could make both our countries less safe – it risks alienating mainstream Muslims around the world and plays in to the hands of the extremists.”

Trump previously revealed that his “total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the US is something less than that when he said his rich Muslim friends would be allowed to enter.