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.
Full resolution proposed in Charlotte to “condemn” President Trump’s tweets & “Send Her Back” chant. pic.twitter.com/tWB7xB0YyQ
— Anna Douglas (@ADouglasNews) July 22, 2019
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.
I hope the city of Charlotte realizes most of us North Carolinians don’t want the convention anywhere near here.
— Turtles All The Way (@ohwoodsy) July 23, 2019
The entire country should condemn it AND HIM. His lies his ignorant rants his crimes his sexual assaults, his hate, his bullying WE ASK WHO ARE THOSE who think it’s all ok?? It is not and never will be in OUR greater America!
— Jo (@jujo28) July 23, 2019
After the Greenville nonsense NC is having serious second thoughts. We are purple—State went fir Obama in ‘08. GOP go home if you can’t act like civil Americans.
— Musele (@PepiSouthern) July 23, 2019
Good for North Carolina.
— jfree (@fjennifern) July 23, 2019
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.
I live in Charlotte. The City Council wanted to do more than that and investigated breaking the contract for RNC 2020 but there are too many legal problems.
— JoanofArgh (@jlkoctober) July 23, 2019
People have ideas for alternative locations.
— boomer golden (@boomer_golden) July 23, 2019
Oh well, looks like Mr. Trump will have to move the convention to one of his properties.
— Dave Perrino (@DavePerrino) July 23, 2019
Hold the convention in Mar-a-largo
— John (@John41973675) July 23, 2019
We’ll see come August.