Cleveland Mayor: Our Homeless People Are Stoked for RNC 2016

The 2016 Republican National Convention is the biggest thing to hit Cleveland in decades, said the Mayor of Cleveland today during a ceremony — and it’s such a big deal, that even the city’s homeless population is psyched about it.

“It doesn’t matter if they’re sitting in a corporate boardroom or they’re standing in line at a homeless shelter,” said Democratic mayor Frank Jackson, according to The Hill. “Everyone is talking about this convention and they’re enthusiastic about it.”

And lest you think it was a simple gaffe, Sherwin Williams CEO Chris Connor, who spearheaded Cleveland’s bid to host the convention, added that he was pleasantly surprised that the city’s homeless population was excited. “I didn’t know about the homeless people until Mayor Jackson mentioned they too are excited about your arrival as well,” he told the crowd, “and I think that’s absolutely the spirit of what’s happening in the city.”

The ceremony, in which the GOP officially awarded the convention to Cleveland, was a mere formality: the city won the convention after a vote last month, beating out Dallas and Las Vegas, for lord knows what reason.

There are over 22,000 people homeless in Cleveland every year.

[The Hill]
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