At first glance, it looks like anyone related to a bus driver is anathema to Trump. He has some little-explored psychological condition. We could call it Routemasterphobia
by Nazir Afzal, The Independent
When I learnt from The Independent that our home secretary, Sajid Javid – uniquely among our senior cabinet members – had not been invited to the state banquet in honour of president Trump, I began thinking.
Following his outrageous Twitter comments about London mayor, Sadiq Khan, I wondered if there was a pattern in his ostracising sons of Pakistani Muslim immigrant bus drivers.
I recalled how when I was chief prosecutor, the US State Department had regularly contacted me between 2008 and November 2016 to learn from us how we were tackling forced marriage (I was national lead and had twice spoken at events in New York with them). And I recalled how that had suddenly stopped with after Trump’s election.
Now, I know my dad wasn’t a bus driver, but then again one of my uncles was for a short time. Surely it was not beyond the skills of the US secret service to find that out?
Clearly, that was it. Anybody who is related to a bus driver is anathema to Trump. He has some little-explored psychological condition. We could call it Routemasterphobia.