LONDON — London Mayor Sadiq Khan has laughed off plans by far-right campaigners to launch a balloon blimp of him in central London on Saturday.
The campaign, which was set up and promoted by known Donald Trump-supporters and anti-Islam activists, was created in response to Khan’s decision to allow a blimp depicting the US President in a nappy to be flown in Parliament Square during his visit to the UK this summer.
Some of those backing the Khan campaign predicted there would be an “outcry” if the protest was allowed to go ahead. However, Khan laughed off the protest on Thursday.
In a statement released to Business Insider, he said: “If people want to spend their Saturday looking at me in a yellow bikini they’re welcome to do so – I don’t really think yellow’s my colour though.”
Khan’s comments come as former UKIP leader and leading Trump supporter, Nigel Farage, raised the prospect of standing against Khan in the next London mayoral election.
Farage told the Financial Times that he was being urged by supporters to stand against the London mayor, who defeated Conservative candidate for the job Zac Goldsmith, in 2016.