Thursday, June 25, 2020

Green Bay urges Trump civility, can't bill for today's visit

Green Bay taxpayers who may be appalled by Trump's distinctly unpresidential behaviors and feel harmed by his policies and words can't be happy about the city's high-minded policy that doesn't bill sitting Presidents for public service costs of their visits. 

It's one thing to suffer through threats, discounting and humiliation, but worse to underwrite it when the source arrives in your own backyard for an adulation fix.

Some financial relief on that score may be on the way, as Green Bay will begin charging all such visiting campaigns in 2021, next year, though some candidates' on a bi-partisan basis shrug off the bills.

And to add injury to insult, a maskless Trump and his minions can serve as thoughtless Covid stupid-spreaders because Brown County's Green Bay is in virus hot spot.

I do applaud Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich's clear-minded outreach to Trump in advance of Thursday's presidential visit.
“Our instinct toward hospitality, of course, extends to our president, but I want you to know that it has its limitations. We don’t tolerate intolerance or willful ignorance, and we won’t endorse or ignore divisive and bigoted rhetoric. I hope your town hall event is a legitimate opportunity for you to listen to and learn from all members of this community, including those who have been left out of your vision of America....
This moment calls for honest, empathetic, and courageous leadership, and I ask you to exemplify these qualities tomorrow and in the days ahead.” 
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Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich


BillSell said...

Needs to be said in order to be heard. Thank you, Mayor

Mortified West Allis Resident said...

Green Bay is very lucky to have such a decent Mayor. I wish the country had such a decent leader