Sadiq Khan

London mayor: No red carpet for Trump

"State visits are different from a normal visit and at a time when the President of the USA has policies that many in our country disagree with, I am not sure it is appropriate for our government to roll out the red carpet," Khan told CNN in an interview Monday.

Last week, the White House confirmed that Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom has been delayed until 2018.

The delay comes amid concern that there will be mass protests against Trump in the British capital.

Donald Trump Jr criticises London mayor after terror attack

Donald Trump Jr tweeted an article written last year, in which Sadiq Khan said terror vigilance had become "part and parcel" of life in a global city.

"You have to be kidding me?!" said Mr Trump, immediately sparking accusations that he was exploiting the tragedy and misrepresenting the mayor's point.


Dozens were hurt in the London attack.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan hints he's with Clinton

Now he's embarking on a visit to North America and making it clear he doesn't care for Donald Trump's talk of a ban on those who share his faith, even though the GOP nominee has softened his stance on the issue, limiting it to Muslims coming from countries with heavy terrorist activity.

"I'm a firm believer in building bridges rather than walls," Khan said in an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria that aired Sunday.