ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — The St. Paul City Council is set to vote Wednesday on a resolution that says Donald Trump is not welcome in the city of St. Paul.
The intent of the resolution is to condemn Trump’s recent remarks about Muslims and immigrants. The resolution was proposed by Ward 1 Councilmember Dai Thao and is merely symbolic.
The St. Paul City Council has no authority over who can or cannot enter the city limits. Trump has also not announced any plans to visit Minnesota.
But two other presidential candidates are planning visits in Minnesota next week.
Democrat Hillary Clinton plans to visit Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. to give a speech at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center. Her campaign says she will lay out her counter-terrorism strategy that protects the U.S. homeland from terrorist attacks.
Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz has announced plans to campaign in St. Paul this Thursday night for a rally. No other information has been released about the plans for his visit.
The latest Des Moines Register-Bloomberg poll shows Cruz has soared to the top of the Republican field in Iowa. The poll shows Cruz with a 10 point lead over Trump, 31 percent to 21 percent.
The Iowa caucuses are just seven weeks away.