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Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich posts open letter to President Trump

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Posted at 9:54 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 08:40:25-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) -- GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) -- Mayor Eric Genrich posted an open letter to President Trump ahead Trump's visit to Northeast Wisconsin on Thursday.

On his own Facebook page Wednesday, Mayor Genrich, who is a member of the Democratic Party, posted the letter with the caption, "My open letter to President Donald Trump on the eve of his visit to the Green Bay Area."

In his letter, Mayor Genrich told the president "Green Bay is a city known for hospitality. This is an ethic most obviously apparent on game days in the fall but it is also a way of life for us every day of the year.

"The letter goes on to say, "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 for America."

You can read the letter in its entirety below.

President Trump is scheduled to arrive at the Green Bay Austin Straubel Airport Thursday afternoon to visit the Marinette Marine Shipyard and give remarks. Ahead of that President Trump is scheduled to speak at an hour-long Town Hall at 1:30 hosted by Sean Hannity of Fox News.

This is President Trump's 8th visit to Wisconsin since taking office in 2016.

Mayor Genrich's open letter to President Trump
Mayor Eric Genrich's open letter to President Trump.