Resolution Condemning Trump Is ‘Not Appropriate,’ Anaheim Mayor Says


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a campaign stop on April 4, 2016, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Credit: Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

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Debate over Donald Trump is putting an Anaheim City Council member at odds with the mayor, who is planning to abstain from a vote Tuesday on a resolution condemning the presidential candidate’s “divisive rhetoric.”

Mayor Tom Tait said he questions the legality of the motion requested by Councilwoman Kris Murray at the city’s last council meeting on April 12.

“We’ve taken positions on legislation, but never on a candidate,” Tait said. “Certainly, privately, any council member or I could, but as an official government action — it’s not appropriate.”

However, Murray said the city attorney reviewed the resolution and “it is fully authorized by state law.”

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