President-elect Donald Trump expressed his support for Los Angeles’ 2024 Olympic bid during a phone call with the city’s Mayor Eric Garcetti recently, according to a statement
issued by Garcetti’s office. The mayor’s spokeswoman Connie Llanos said Trump spoke on the phone with the mayor in their first exchange since the November 8 election. Besides talking about the Olympic bid, Llanos said the pair “had a productive conversation about ways to expand infrastructure investments and opportunities in communities across America.”
Llanos’ statement did not provide details about the tone of the call, how long the two men spoke, or what Trump said about immigration. However, she said the mayor “stressed the important role that immigrants and immigration reform will play in L.A.’s — and the nation’s — long-term success.” L.A. County is home to the more than 1 million of the estimated 11 million immigrants in the country illegally, according to the Migration Policy Institute. According to The Los Angeles Times Trump’s representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the phone call.
This story first appeared in the blog, The Sport Intern. The editor is Karl-Heinz Huba of Lorsch, Germany. He can be reached at ISMG@aol.com. The article is reprinted here with permission of Huba.