Like much of his other statements, Republicans are beginning to realize that Donald Trump’s words carry absolutely no weight. His most recent backtrack comes after London elected its first Muslim mayor last week, and that new mayor voiced his concerns that he might not being able to visit the United States under a Trump presidency.
“If Donald Trump becomes the president, I’ll be stopped from going there by virtue of my faith, which means I can’t engage with American mayors and swap ideas,” London’s mayor Sadiq Khan said.
Naturally, this concern from one of America’s main ally is forcing Donald Trump to punch a few holes in his “ban all Muslims” policy.
“There will always be exceptions,” Mr. Trump said when asked in an interview on Monday how his proposed ban would affect London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan.
“I was happy to see that,” Mr. Trump said of Mr. Khan’s election. “I think it’s a very good thing, and I hope he does a very good job because frankly that would be very, very good.”
Asked why, Mr. Trump said, “Because I think if he does a great job, it will really — you lead by example, always lead by example. If he does a good job and frankly if he does a great job, that would be a terrific thing.”