Nigel Farage took aim at Sadiq Khan on Twitter
Mr Khan has demanded Theresa May rescinds her invitation to President Trump because of his executive order which bans immigrants from seven majority Muslim nations.
Yet officials from Bangladesh, Brunei, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Yemen were invited to City Hall last night – all nations which have imposed a ban on Israeli nationals.
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Why are there 11 diplomats from nations that ban Jewish Israelis at your meeting tonight? Why don't you oppose them? Hypocrite
Nigel Farage tweeted: “Why are there 11 diplomats from nations that ban Jewish Israelis at your meeting tonight? Why don't you oppose them? Hypocrite.”
It came after Mr Khan revealed he was meeting with diplomats from more than 100 countries to express why he opposes “all immigration bans based on religion/nationality”.
Mr Farage's tweet has dominated Mr Khan's post, with the former receiving more than 6,400 retweets compared to the London mayor's paltry 360 shares.
Nigel Farage labelled Khan a 'hypocrite'
Mr Khan has not yet replied to Mr Farage's brutal put-down via social media.
According to the Evening Standard, Mr Khan was expected to tell officials: “I’ve been clear that President Trump’s actions are unacceptable for a liberal, open democracy, like America, and we can’t be seen to be endorsing them in any way.
“As an international community, I believe we have a responsibility to show moral leadership and so my ask of you tonight is this: join me in speaking out against this ban and condemning it for what it really is – discriminatory, self-defeating and completely un-American.”
Sadiq Khan elected London Mayor Sat, May 7, 2016
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He released a statement regarding the executive order, saying: “This new policy flies in the face of the values of freedom and tolerance that the USA was built upon.”
Mr Khan referenced America’s long history of welcoming migrants, and added that British citizens would also be among those affected.
He added: “As a nation that, like the USA, values tolerance, diversity and freedom, we cannot just shrug our shoulders and say: 'It's not our problem'.”
Khan attacked Trump's executive order banning refugees
Mr Farage also blasted protestors who took to the streets against Trump's proposed migrant ban.
He said: “It’s absolutely ridiculous to single out one country and criticise them for travel bans when many other parts of the world are doing exactly the same.”
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