Aldermen invite President-elect Donald Trump to Milwaukee; “…ready to work with you”

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BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: President-elect Donald Trump waves as he arrives at Trump International Golf Club for a day of meetings, November 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

MILWAUKEE — Alderman Bob Donovan and Alderman Mark Borkowski have invited President- Elect Donald Trump to Milwaukee for a firsthand look at some of the city’s public safety challenges.

In a letter issued to the President-Elect, Alderman Donovan, chair of the Common Council’s Public Safety Committee, and Public Safety Committee Vice Chair Alderman Borkowski indicate appreciation at the future President’s recent reach-out to Chicago:

“As chair and co-chair of the City of Milwaukee’s Public Safety Committee, we read with great interest your outreach to the City of Chicago, calling on the Mayor of that City to seek federal assistance if it proved unable to cope with the recent rise in homicide and other gun violence. It is frankly invigorating to hear the future occupant of the Oval Office speak so directly and particularly to the needs of a “rust belt” urban area and then go even farther and offer to begin a conversation about a federal response to the problem of urban violence. For too long the federal government has chosen to look away from the tangled web of cause and effect that has brought so much unemployment, undereducation, despair, and violence to these communities that have begun to feel forgotten.”

CLICK HERE to read the full letter issued to President-elect Trump.