Mitchell Airport: Trump rally would have been in violation of lease, public gathering limits
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — A spokesperson for Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport said plans for a rally for President Donald Trump would have been in violation of a tenant’s lease and would have been in violation of Milwaukee’s limit on public gatherings
According to the spokesperson, an event was originally planned for Saturday morning, Oct. 24.
“The Airport Director notified a tenant that holding any large special event that is non-aeronautical in nature would be a violation of its lease with Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport and would be in violation of the City of Milwaukee limit on public gatherings. The decision to hold this event was made without prior notification to the Airport Director, which is a requirement of each tenant’s lease,” a statement said
“The concern for the Airport is the impact to airline flight operations, as the event originally planned for Saturday morning would require a ground stop, resulting in canceled airline flights for an extended period of time. We cannot allow any tenant to impact airport passengers in this way,” the statement went on to say.
In response, Andrew Hitt, chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin said:
“I think it’s unfortunate. I think we should welcome a president to, regardless of party, we should be welcoming that president if they want to come to this state and talk to voters.”
President Trump will now be in Waukesha Saturday. He will be speaking at the Waukesha County Airport at 7 p.m.