The Mayor of London, with his many disturbing ties to Sharia advocates, is playing the victim and complaining of Trump's "Islamophobia" which may stop him from entering America simply because of his faith. Poor thing. Of course Trump never meant anything of the kind.
This is also ironic as it was Trump who faced a ban from the UK for his so-called "hateful rhetoric" - which those concerned didn't take the time to clarify - when in fact all he called for were some common sense measures to inhibit extremists. He likens Trump having genuine concerns about terrorists entering his country to sowing divisions in communities. We are used to this argument, it is a common theme among those who don't want to deal with the actual issues.
Since Trump's focus was solely on violent Islamists, he was only acknowledging current divisions, he was not creating new ones. All that has happened now is that people are feeling able to talk about them. Straw Man arguments left, right and centre.
You accused the Conservatives of using a “Donald Trump playbook.” What’s your view on a potential Trump presidency given his remarks on Muslims?
Clearly [I’ll visit] before January in case Donald Trump wins … Hope, I think, is a good way of persuading people to vote for you, energize and enthuse people. I think to try and look for differences, to try and turn communities against each other is not conducive to living successfully and amicably.
.... I want to go to America to meet with and engage with American mayors. If Donald Trump becomes the President, I’ll be stopped from going there by virtue of my faith, which means I can’t engage with American mayors and swap ideas. Conservative tacticians thought those sorts of tactics would win London and they were wrong. I’m confident that Donald Trump’s approach to politics won’t win in America.