If a man is judged by his enemies, not his friends, Donald Trump is off to a roaring start:
London’s first Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan has rebuffed Donald Trump’s suggestion that he could be an exception to the presidential candidate’s proposed policy to ban all Muslims from the United States.
“This isn’t just about me,” Khan told Buzzfeed. “It’s about my friends, my family, and everyone who comes from a background similar to mine, anywhere in the world.”
The newly elected mayor of London made the comments after Trump told the New York Times “there will always be exceptions” when asked about how Khan would be affected by the proposed ban. However, Khan is not convinced. “Donald Trump’s ignorant view of Islam could make both our countries less safe,” he said, adding that Trump “risks alienating mainstream Muslims around the world and plays into the hands of the extremists.”
Isn’t that what they always say: either you’re submissive to Islam or you’re the cause of “extremism”? Khan’s hostility may play well with the Islamists, the #neverTrump crew and the American Left (talk about strange bedfellows!) but it will probably only make The Donald even more popular.
And given these new polls, that ought to make Hillary Clinton plenty concerned.
It’s still early to analyze the general election, but a new poll shows Hillary Clinton andDonald Trump in a dead heat in three key swing states: Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
The Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released Tuesday has Clinton up by a single point in both Florida (43%-42%) and Pennsylvania (43%-42%), while Trump leads Clinton in Ohio by 43%-to-39%
“Six months from Election Day, the presidential races between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the three most crucial states, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, are too close to call,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Poll.
Of course, to try to boost her numbers, the Dowager Empress of Chappaqua could always fly to London and tell Khan just how much she loves him and Islam… but you know she won’t,