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Sheffield Mayor Calls Trump A 'Wasteman' And Bans Him From The City

Patty Aguilar | 06 July, 2018, 03:23

He took issue with Trump's ban on travelers from several Muslim-majority countries as well as his decisions to withdraw the US from the Paris climate accord, move the USA embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, enforce the "imprisonment of children at borders", and defend "the violence and actions of White Supremacists".

"We need to be honest, bold and courageous in our viewpoints", Magid said, according to the BBC.

With nationwide protests in the United Kingdom already planned in anticipation of a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump later this summer, the mayor of the country's fourth largest city on Wednesday announced a council meeting that Trump-being the "wasteman" that he is-would not be welcome in Sheffield.

Magid Magid, 28, made the announcement during a Sheffield City Council meeting while wearing a sombrero.

The mayor of Britain's fourth biggest city used his chair at the helm of a Sheffield City Council meeting this week to troll President Donald Trump, declaring him "banned" from the city and declaring July 13, the day of the USA leader's looming visit to England, "Mexico Solidarity Day".

One thing about the visit is certain - Donald won't be welcome in the Steel City as long as Magid has any say over the matter.

He may be unconventional, with his inauguration images being of him squatting on a stair column, looking more cool than council, but he is certainly popular.

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Magid was born in an Ethiopian refugee camp and immigrated to Sheffield when he was 5 years old, BBC reported.

After university he ran a digital marketing business, then returned to Sheffield to see off the rise of Ukip. "As a world leader he has a lot of weight and we have to fight that hate".

He has appeared on Channel 4's show The Hunted and knows how to use social media to reach out to his target audience.

He is the youngest mayor in Sheffield' history and one of the youngest politicians in Britain.

'Further powers and resources may be devolved to the Mayor and the Mayoral Combined Authority if agreement can be reached in the future. He also encouraged people to join demonstrations against Trump (tens of thousands of people are reportedly planning to protest the president's visit) and urged Britons to lobby their local representatives "to take a vocal stand" against him.

The gesture is utterly symbolic - there's no indication that Trump plans to visit Sheffield, and mayors can not unilaterally prevent anyone from visiting their city.

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