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Anaheim Resolution: Condemn Trump Over ‘Divisive Rhetoric’

Anaheim’s City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to condemn GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump for what one member is specifically calling “divisive rhetoric” not consistent with California, the U.S. Constitution, and Anaheim’s “inclusiveness and kindness.”

A portion of the resolution reads, “Anaheim has a population that is more than fifty percent Latino, includes one of the largest Muslim populations in the country, and has a significant population of immigrants and refugees.

A May 2015 Southern California Association of Governments report stated, ‘Between 2000 and 2014, the share of Hispanic population in the city increased from 46.8 percent to 55.2 percent.” During the same period the non-Hispanic Asian population increased from 11.9 percent to 15.1 percent and non-Hispanic whites decreased from 35.9 percent of the population to 24.6 percent.

The document goes on to assail Trump: “Presidential candidate Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked people of many races, religions and creeds, women, veterans, local, state, national and religious leaders throughout his campaign; in addition to repeated statements that undermine the basic principles of our state and federal Constitutions…”

“Anaheim is a City of Kindness,” lauds the resolution.

After listing several assertions, the document concludes:

The Anaheim City Council does hereby reject and condemn the divisive rhetoric of presidential candidate Donald Trump as contrary to the fundamental principles of the State of California and U.S. Constitutions and as not being reflective of the City of Anaheim’s guiding principles of inclusiveness and kindness.

The resolution is listed as the 19th item on the council’s Tuesday agenda consent calendar.

On April 13, Anaheim City Council member Kris Murray released a statement detailing the resolution that she had called for the previous evening. Murray highlights Anaheim as the tourist destination of nearly 26 million annually. The city is home to Disneyland. Disney has come under scrutiny itself for firing American workers and forcing them to train their foreign worker replacements.

Murray furthers the idea that Trump exercises “bigotry and hate speech” before stating, “In fact, anyone who engages in civil discourse that challenges him on a personal or policy level becomes the subject of vicious and malevolent attacks by Trump, his campaign and his supporters.”

Members of the citizen group We the People Rising plan to hold a rally in support of Trump ahead of the meeting. Those demonstrators will also attend the meeting in order to urge council members to oppose the resolution.

WTPR Executive Director Robin Hvidston told Breitbart News:

Trump supporters are disappointed that Council Member Kris Murray not only disparaged Mr. Trump but also his supporters, stating that they are the  “subject of vicious and malevolent attacks by Trump, his campaign and his supporters.” At the rally and the council meeting, issues as to why the American people are supporting Mr. Trump will be key. He is self-funding his campaign, will forge new trade agreements, and will protect our national security.

It is unfortunate that a local representative is taking advantage of her elected position to grandstand her stance on the federal, presidential election. We hope to communicate our positive message in support of Mr. Trump and to influence the Anaheim City Council Members to oppose the resolution.

West Hollywood mayor Lindsey Horvath, in early April, called for a ban on Trump in her “open” and “welcoming” city under the banner of “diversity.”

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter announced he would like to ban Trump from his city. His comments referenced Trump’s call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States after the Islamic terror attack in San Bernardino, California that left 14 dead.

St. Petersburg, Florida Mayor Rick Kriseman also called for a ban on Trump in early December with a Tweet. His Tweet read, ‘I am hereby barring Donald Trump from entering St. Petersburg until we fully understand the dangerous threat posed by all Trumps.”

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