Sheffield's Lord Mayor Magid Magid bans Donald Trump from visiting the city

Magid Magid moved from Somalia to Yorkshire when he was five in 1994 after the Somali Civil War broke out.
Magid Magid moved from Somalia to Yorkshire when he was five in 1994 after the Somali Civil War broke out. Photo credit: Twitter / MagidMagid

The popular Lord Mayor of an English city has banned Donald Trump ahead of the US President's visit to the UK on July 13. 

Magid Magid, 28, has attracted significant media attention as the youngest Lord Mayor of Sheffield, a city in South Yorkshire, the first to come from the Green Party, and the first Somali to hold the position. 

He moved from Somalia to Yorkshire when he was five in 1994 after the Somali Civil War broke out. 

From 2017 to 2018, Mr Magid served as Deputy Lord Mayor, and in May 2018, he was chosen by the Sheffield City Council to serve the one-year term as Lord Mayor. The position, which is a ceremonial one, means Mr Magid must represent the council and the city, speak at official functions, and undertake a range of ceremonial duties. 

As a migrant, Mr Magid has delivered sharp criticism of Donald Trump and his views on immigration. He said on Twitter that Mr Trump is banned from coming to Sheffield during his visit to the UK next week. 

He wrote: "I Magid Magid, Lord Mayor & first citizen of this city hereby declare that not only is Donald J Trump a WASTEMAN, but he is also henceforth banned from the great city of Sheffield! I further declare July 13th to be Mexico Solidarity Day!"

Mr Magid posted an image of himself wearing a T-shirt with the text 'DONALD TRUMP IS A WASTEMAN' written across the front. He also dons a Mexican sombrero, purple Doc Martens boots and the mayoral gold ceremonial chain across his shoulders.

It is unlikely Mr Trump would visit Sheffield during this visit, but Mr Magid says he wants to show solidarity with the Mexican community in the city, in light of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance policy" towards undocumented immigrants - many who come from Mexico. 

Mr Magid declared Mr Trump a 'wasteman' for "enforcing the imprisonment of children at borders, which I can't even describe how awful that is, and for literally defending the violent actions of white supremacists," he told Metro

In Mr Magid's inaugural speech when he became Lord Mayor, he said: 'I hope by the fact I am a black, Muslim immigrant - everything the Daily Mail probably hates - people will look and say, "In Sheffield we're proud of doing things differently and celebrating our differences".'

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