Apologize for Trump remarks, county GOP chairman urges Burdick

Palm Beach County Mayor Paulette Burdick told a Japanese business group not to let President Donald Trump “offend” them.

Palm Beach County Republican Chairman Michael Barnett says Palm Beach County Mayor Paulette Burdick should apologize for criticizing President Donald Trump to a group of visiting Japanese aviation business officials on Thursday.

“My president of the United States does not represent my values and my beliefs,” Democrat Burdick told the group. “Please do not let him offend you.”

Barnett sent a letter to Burdick today.

“Your comments referencing the President were inappropriate, unbecoming of your office, and judging by the response you got as reported by the Post, not well received. Remember, Mayor Burdick, that you were elected to serve all of Palm Beach County, not merely your Democratic base,” Barnett wrote. “You owe us, your constituents, and the President an apology,” Barnett concluded.



Burdick wasn’t immediately available for comment this afternoon.

Author: George Bennett

George Bennett has been a Palm Beach Post reporter since 1992. He grew up in Bethesda, Md. and is a graduate of The George Washington University. Follow him on Twitter @gbennettpost

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