A SENIOR Labour MP has questioned whether the new Mayor of London will be allowed into the United States if Donald Trump wins the presidency.
Diane Abbott made the comments just hours after Sadiq Khan beat out Tory rival Zac Goldsmith to become the third Mayor of London.
Presidential hopeful Donald Trump called in December for a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the United States.
And the billionaire businessman took a step closer to the White House this week when his final two Republican rivals pulled out of the race for the party’s nomination, leaving him as the only candidate.
The controversial property mogul is now likely to battle it out with Democratic favourite Hillary Clinton for the White House prize.
Mr Khan, who is a Muslim, claimed more than a million votes as he took 57 per cent of the vote in London’s mayoral election.
But speaking on the BBC’s Any Questions programme, Ms Abbott raised the issue of what would happen if Donald Trump becomes President of the United States.
She said: “I think the really startling thing would be Donald Trump versus Mayor Khan because Donald Trump has said that he won’t allow Muslims to enter the United States.”
After his victory was confirmed, Mr Khan, who has faced criticism during the campaign for sharing a platform with Islamist extremists, hit back at his opposition for running a negative campaign.
He said: “This election was not without controversy and I’m so proud that London has now chosen hope over fear and unity over division.
“I hope that we will never be faced with such a stark choice again.
“Fear does not make us safer, it only makes us weaker and the politics of fear is not welcome in our city.”