City Hosting the 2020 Republican Convention Just Slammed Donald Trump For His Racist Attacks on 'The Squad'

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 01: U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a meeting with leaders of the steel industry at the White House March 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump announced planned tariffs on imported steel and aluminum during the meeting, with details to be released at a later date. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The Republican National Convention isn't until August of next year but President Donald Trump's racist rhetoric is already leaving a sour impression on the event's host city.

In the wake of the president's racist tweets to four Democratic congresswomen, the city council of Charlotte, North Carolina voted 9-2 to rebuke Trump for his divisive language in a proposal featuring a litany of Trump's racist and xenophobic remarks from the past three years to as recently as last week.


The proposal comes on the heels of Trump's rally last week in Greenville, North Carolina, where the audience chanted "Send her back" about Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

The resolution proclaims:

“Charlotte should always be welcoming and inviting of people of diverse and different ethnicities and background, so long as those differences do not lead to personal insults or violent discourse, strongly condemns all of President Donald Trump’s racist and xenophobic social media tweets and comments."

Several people agreed with the council's assessment.

A swing state with 15 electoral votes, North Carolina is a crucial state for the Trump campaign in 2020. It's unclear whether holding the convention in Charlotte will invigorate North Carolinians to the right or just leave them seeing red.

People have ideas for alternative locations.

We'll see come August.

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People were stunned this past July when President Donald Trump tweeted that four Congresswomen of color—Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)—should "go back" to where they came from.

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