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Sadiq Khan accuses Donald Trump of 'playing into hands of Isis'

Sadiq Khan says Donald Trump is playing into the hands of Isis after appearing to back Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign during his tour of North America.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan meets with his Montreal counterpart, Denis Coderre

London's mayor addressed a global progress summit in Montreal with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau.

Mr Khan, who was involved in a spat with Mr Trump earlier this year over his call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the US, told the audience that the Republican candidate's message showed a lack of understanding.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan meets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Credit: PA

Donald Trump said that Muslims from around the world - I'm paraphrasing - would not be welcome into the United States of America.

Not only does that show a lack of understanding and awareness of the great country that is the USA and its history and legacy, it's also inadvertently playing into the hands of Daesh [Isis] and so-called Isis because it implies it's not possible to be a Western liberal and mainstream Muslim.

I think it's important that the USA maintains her role as a beacon for tolerance, respect and diversity.

I think it's important for those of us who are foreigners to stay out of the US elections. I hope the best candidate wins and I hope she does win with a stomping majority.

– Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London