Donald Trump banned from Sheffield by Lord Mayor ahead of President’s UK visit

 

The Lord Mayor of Sheffield has banned Donald Trump from visiting the city and called him a ‘wasteman’ ahead of the President’s UK visit next week.

Magid Magid made the comments through his Instagram and Twitter accounts and said 13 July should be ‘Mexico Solidarity Day,’ before he told a packed out city council meeting that Mr Trump was not welcome in the steel city.

The city’s youngest ever Lord Mayor also asked Sheffield’s Mexican community to perform a traditional Mexican dance during an intermission in the meeting.

Somalian-born Mr Magid said on Twitter: “I Magid Magid, Lord Mayor & first citizen of this city hereby declare that not only is Donald J Trump (@realdonaldtrump) a WASTEMAN, but he is also henceforth banned from the great city of Sheffield! and declaring the 13th of July – the date of Trump’s UK visit – to be Mexico Solidarity Day.”

The tweet was followed by another that gave ‘five reasons why Donald Trump is a wasteman’ which included Trump’s controversial muslim ban, his withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, the moving of the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and his support for white supremacists.

Mr Magid said: “In this current climate of politics where fear and hate is widespread, the last thing we need is a world leader like Donald J Trump being a spurting cesspit of hate, stoking divisions between communities while scapegoating minorities.

“We don’t tolerate racism and xenophobia; where we not only celebrate all our differences but also unite on the things we have in common.”

He added: “We need now more than ever to come together in spite of our differences and empower everyone in our society and collectively work towards building a future where love and tolerance prevail, and where everybody belongs.”

In a post on Instagram he wore a sombrero, a black shirt that read ‘Donald Trump is a wasteman’ and his staple Doc Martin boots.

Mr Magid, Green Party councillor for Broomhill & Sharrow Vale when not on mayoral duty, has chosen a different t-shirt message for every full council he chairs and wore a Tartan Beret with the message “Immigrants Make Britain Great” in last month’s meeting- echoing Mr Trump’s ‘make America great again’ campaign slogan.

Mr Trump is likely to meet the Queen as well as Theresa May during his planned visit to the UK on July 13, but is expected to be met with large protests in London.

The ‘Stop Trump’ march is expected to attract around 50,000 people to central London to protest next week before a rally takes place in Trafalgar Square.

Protestors will meet outside the BBC building in Portland Place at 2pm.

Mr Magid settled in Sheffield after he came to the England as a five-year-old refugee from Somalia.

He was the President of Hull University Students Union and he appeared on Channel 4 reality TV show Hunted after he joined the Green Party in 2014.