The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Magid Magid, doesnt fit the stuffy stereotypes that often go with the office. Hes young, Muslim, represents the Green Party, wears zappy ties, Doc Martins and slogan tee-shirts, and he doesnt mince words when it comes to Donald Trump.
On Americas Independence Day, the 4th of July, he tweeted out a photo of himself wearing a sombrero and a tee-shirt bearing the slogan “Donald Trump is a wasteman” and including a message directly addressing the man himself.
I Magid Magid, Lord Mayor & first citizen of this city hereby declare that not only is Donald J Trump (@realDonaldTrump) a WASTEMAN, but he is also henceforth banned from the great city of Sheffield!
I further declare July 13th to be Mexico Solidarity Day! pic.twitter.com/qYehdHYDEt
— MΛG!D (@MagicMagid) July 4, 2018
Photo credit: @snappersaunders
As if it werent amazing enough to call Trump a wasteman and ban him from Sheffield, he followed up with these lists:
5 Reasons (of thousands) Why Donald Trump is a WASTEMAN
1. For issuing his ridiculous, racist Muslim ban
2. For stupidly withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement
3. For mindlessly moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem
4. For enforcing the imprisonment of children at borders
5. For defending the violence and actions of white supremacists
5 Things we can do to beat Donald Trump
1. Join the anti-Trump demonstrations or set them up wherever you are
2. Join or donate to organisations combating Trump and his policies
3. Check on people who you know may be targets of rising hate crimes
4. Show solidarity with institutes, from mosques to parenthood clinics, that suffer most from Trumps politics
5. Lobby your government representatives to take a vocal stand against Trump
Some people werent happy.
Firstly, you don't have the power to ban him and secondly I doubt he would want to visit Sheffield anyway
— Kii (@52Kiii) July 4, 2018
Sheffield is a shithole the Donald doesnt do shitholes
— Ryan (@ryandaintree) July 4, 2018
But others were really impressed by his different approach.
Nothing but full thumbs up for MY Lord Mayor. https://t.co/81If6PThen
— David Whitley (@mrdavidwhitley) July 4, 2018
yes mate https://t.co/59AWeTJ4A1
— Dan Hett (@danhett) July 4, 2018
Nothing but for Sheffield's Green Lord Mayor. https://t.co/qOtXoO5w7g
— Ross Greer (@Ross_Greer) July 4, 2018
This morning someone told me that the Chinese were nicking ducks out of Hillsborough park. Then someone moaned they didn't know what the place was coming to after hearing not one, but FOUR, people speaking in a different (non-English) language.
I totally this right now. https://t.co/lVURzg5Uip
— Clare Tollick (@FeastAndGlory) July 4, 2018
And. like the Guardians media editor, Jim Waterson, were wondering how its going to go down with right-wing America.
Can't wait to see this on Fox and Friends tomorrow morning. https://t.co/XBNcVdxlLb
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) July 4, 2018
Watch this space.