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Statement regarding President Trump's visit to Reno

Post Date:08/18/2017 2:20 PM

Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve has issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s visit to Reno next week:

The City of Reno is getting questions from our community about President Trump’s visit to Reno on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. It was the American Legion’s decision to invite President Trump, and I'm grateful that the American Legion has chosen to hold this year’s national convention in Reno. I have great admiration and gratitude for all of America’s Veterans.

The Reno Police Department is working with other regional law enforcement and the United States Secret Service to ensure that this presidential visit is no different from any other that has occurred in the past. I encourage the President to deliver a strong message rejecting racism, hate and violence during his visit to our area.

The City of Reno is an inclusive city that prides itself on our kindness and compassion. We condemn the hateful acts that have taken place in our country recently. Now more than ever, it is time to unite our country, and I urge the President to take the opportunity to do so in our great city.

I’m in the process of reaching out to other Nevada leaders to further address our community’s questions and concerns.

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