London’s Mayor, Sadiq Aman Khan, was born in Tooting, South London, into a working-class British Pakistani family in 1970. He earned his law degree from the University of North London, worked as a lawyer specializing in human rights, became a member of Parliament, and was elected Mayor of London in May 2016. He is a longtime member of the Labour Party. He is the first Muslim to become the mayor of a major Western capital. As Mayor of London, he has focused on uniting London’s diverse and varied communities. He was a vocal supporter of the unsuccessful "Britain Stronger in Europe" campaign to keep the UK in the European Union.
Yesterday, as news of the most recent terrorist attack in London spread quickly into Donald Trump’s White House, Trump predictably tweeted, “At least seven dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed.’” Trump was referring, of course, to Sadiq Khan.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is heading into an election this month, and was leading in the polls until yesterday’s terror attack. Her Conservative Party has a commanding lead while the opposition Labour Party is floundering.
Immediately, associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones watched as Trump called May and ordered her to show her voters just how macho she really is. “Don’t just arrest Khan and send him to Pakistan! Draw and quarter him!! He is obviously guilty of high treason, and you cowardly Brits abolished the death penalty for treason in 1998. Bring it back!”
In response, May told Trump, “Donnie, have you so quickly forgotten how happy you were when we proud subjects of the Queen brexited ourselves out of Europe last year? I have thousands of constituents who don’t like you!”
Trump said, “Get ready to draw and quarter Sadiq Khan!”
May’s defiant response is not printable.