​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 

 

Statement by Mayor Stanton on Aug. 22 Trump Event at Phoenix Convention Center Statement by Mayor Stanton on Aug. 22 Trump Event at Phoenix Convention Center <div class="ExternalClass9E43A8C1A7D54320A61EEA74C54FF082"><p>“I am disappointed that President Trump has chosen to hold a campaign rally as our nation is still healing from the tragic events in Charlottesville. If President Trump is coming to Phoenix to announce a pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, then it will be clear that his true intent is to enflame emotions and further divide our nation.  </p><p>It is my hope that more sound judgment prevails and that he delays his visit. </p><p>With regard to use of the Phoenix Convention Center for the rally: This is a public facility and open to anyone to rent – and that includes the Trump campaign. Our Constitution protects the right to free speech, even for those we disagree with or those who don’t represent the values we hold dear as a community.   </p><p>In preparation for this event, my focus and that of the Phoenix Police Department is on keeping everyone – those attending the rally, those expressing their First Amendment rights outside and the general public – safe.”</p><div><br></div><div style="text-align:center;"></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong>-30-</strong></div></div>8/18/2017 5:30:00 PMRobbie Sherwood 480-246-7944