The first Muslim mayor of Great Britain’s capital city, Khan has walked a fine line between standing up to terrorism and not offending the growing British population of Muslims. His bias definitely leans to the latter.
Co-host Reid asked about the alleged 400 terrorist fighters and how many have returned to London and Great Britain. In return, the mayor seemed unsure and Morgan jumped on his answer immediately.
The estimate is just over half,” Khan said while stuttering.
Where are they!” Morgan shouted. “No seriously, where are they?”
At this point, Khan tried to deflect the blame for a lack of intelligence on the returning terrorist to national government budget cuts.
The Met police budget, roughly speaking, 15 to 20 percent is funded by me the mayor. The rest comes from central government,” said Khan. “If the Met Police budget is being shrunk and reduced, they have to prioritize and use their resources.”
Clearly losing patience, at that point Morgan interrupted.
What could be a bigger priority than people coming back from a Syrian battlefield with intent to harm British citizens?” Morgan asked. “How is it that not the number one priority?”
Both hosts seemed totally baffled by the lack of any sense of urgency in the mayor, who was obviously getting more uncomfortable by the moment. In particular, Morgan was appalled.
Why are these people just allowed to come back in, in the first place and then the London mayor doesn’t appear to have a clue where any of them are,” he said. “I mean, no disrespect to you, but where are they?”
The media-trained mayor again tried a deflection, posing the issue as “…one of the questions obviously the police…”
That tactic set Morgan completely off, who interrupted once more, and responded with exasperation:
You’re the mayor! You’re the mayor of London!”
The interview is a classic case of where you could cut the tension with a knife. It also was a clear demonstration that the capital of Great Britain is being governed by a man who is totally clueless as to how best defend the citizens he is sworn to protect.