MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mayor Tom Barrett is inviting President Donald Trump to host next year’s international Group of Seven summit in Milwaukee after Trump dropped plans to hold the meeting at his Doral resort in Florida.

The Democratic mayor said in a letter to the president Sunday that Wisconsin has “important lessons to share globally” about agriculture, technology and manufacturing. The Journal Sentinel reports Barrett says holding the G-7 summit in Milwaukee would show “a Great Lakes city that is growing in this strong economy.”

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Barrett also pointed out that a G-7 meeting has never been held in the Midwest.

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The G-7 summit is scheduled for June 10-12 — about a month before Milwaukee hosts the Democratic National Convention.

Public backlash forced Trump to cancel his plans to hold the summit at his resort.

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