The mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida, jokingly barred Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump from his city in a tweet Monday night.
"I am hereby barring Donald Trump from entering St. Petersburg until we fully understand the dangerous threat posed by all Trumps," Mayor Rick Kriseman, a Democrat, tweeted.
I am hereby barring Donald Trump from entering St. Petersburg until we fully understand the dangerous threat posed by all Trumps.— Rick Kriseman (@Rick Kriseman)1449532905.0
Despite the tweet being merely tongue-in-cheek, the Florida mayor then spent some time retweeting those who praised his viral tweet.
#StPeteProud #TheSunShinesHere https://t.co/2244WlBfWz— Scott Kosanovich (@Scott Kosanovich)1449551716.0
Another reason to love St Pete! https://t.co/OoP3PkAKNJ— Tiffany Bell (@Tiffany Bell)1449550621.0
Brb, moving to St Pete. https://t.co/ey6vtnh4Qt— Bill Hooker (@Bill Hooker)1449540569.0
Even another mayor, that of Sunnyvale, California, got in on the humor, saying Kriseman is "onto something."
Ya know, I think Mayor Kriseman is on to something here... https://t.co/txdhBwBlFS— Jim Griffith (@Jim Griffith)1449554597.0
Kriseman's tweet came just hours after the Trump campaign released a highly controversial statement, where the real estate tycoon called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States."
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