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Different organizations weigh options ahead of President Trump's visit

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Different organizations weigh options ahead of President Trump's visit Different organizations weigh options ahead of President Trump's visit

As President Trump plans a rally in Duluth next week we're hearing mixed reactions across our region tonight. 

While some plan to praise the president others are planning protests. 

Since Monday's announcement that President Trump is coming to Duluth next week people on both sides of the political aisle have been figuring out how to handle the big news. 

"Who knows how many people will turn out. Maybe a couple thousand He's definitely a spectacle type figure. He'll bring people out who just want to watch," Volunteer, Michael Elderbrook says.

Michael Elderbrook is a volunteer at a Duluth homeless shelter, and believes his organization can benefit by going to see the president.
Elderbrook says he, and others he works with.. see people who are being affected by the Trump Administration's policies.. in housing, and urban development.

"That's why we as a community are interested in this, and want to organize around this - because of the people we live with, and work with every day," Elderbrook says

Elderbrook says some people are considering options such as protesting, or even a rally in Leif Erickson Park.

But no matter what he does Elderbrook says he wants it to be peaceful. 

"We want to just lift up what our values are and what we are for. Instead just having it be negative and antagonistic about either the President, or the folks who support him," Elderbrook says.

It's the values of the region that Republicans, like Eighth Congressional District Candidate, Pete Stauber are also hoping to show President Trump. 

"At that time I said 'Mr. President, we'd like you to come to the 8th District, and I want to show you the treasures we have here,' and he said he'd do that, and he's following up his promises he made," 8th District Candidate, Pete Stauber says.

Elderbook says he and others plan to meet Wednesday to discuss their options ahead of the president's visit. 

Next week's stop in Duluth will be Trump's second rally in Minnesota since he first began his race for President.

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