In a closed-door meeting with House Republicans on Capitol Hill, former President Donald Trump sparked controversy by referring to Milwaukee, the host city for the 2024 Republican National Convention, as “a horrible city.”

Expecting thousands of guests and significant economic activity, the city has aggressively prepared for the event. Local businesses, municipal authorities, and residents have been working hard to make Milwaukee stand out as a vibrant and friendly destination for convention-goers.

Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson expressed dissatisfaction, saying, “It’s disheartening to hear such negative comments about our city, especially since we’ve worked so hard to make this event a success. Milwaukee has a lot to offer, and we want to show everybody.”