ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Minnesota’s capital city may join the chorus of voices condemning a Republican presidential candidate for his remarks on followers of Islam.
Donald Trump recently called for a halt on all immigration of Muslims to the United States in response to recent terrorist attacks. His fiery, anti-immigrant rhetoric brought controversy earlier this summer, too.READ MORE: Many Restaurant Job Applicants Aren't Showing Up For Interviews
Now, the St. Paul City Council will vote on a resolution condemning Trump’s remarks on both topics, saying the GOP candidate is “unwelcome” in the city. The resolution — proposed by Ward 1 Councilmember Dai Thao — is largely symbolic, as the council has no authority nor control over who can or cannot enter the city limits.
The council will vote on the resolution at a 3:30 p.m. meeting on Dec. 16.
Read the full text of the resolution below:
“Title: Condemning anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant speech from presidential candidate Donald Trump.
WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul strives to be the most livable city in America for all people; and
WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul has a rich history of accepting immigrants and refugees; and
WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul passed Resolution 15-2071, Supporting the State of Minnesota and the United States of America accepting and welcoming immigrants and refugees regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or country of origin; and
WHEREAS, anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant speech from presidential candidate Donald Trump conflicts with the values of the City of Saint Paul; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Trump’s racist bigotry is not accepted; and therefore be it
RESOLVED, the City of Saint Paul condemns anti-muslim and anti-immigrant speech from presidential candidate Donald Trump; and be itMORE NEWS: Henry Sibley High School In Mendota Heights Changes Name To 'Two Rivers High School'
FURTHER RESOLVED, Mr. Trump is not welcomed in the City of Saint Paul.”