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Winnipeg's Mayor Invited Donald Trump To Visit So He Can Learn Tolerance

Brian Bowman sent his invitation on International Human Rights Day.

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Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman has invited Donald Trump to visit his city and take a tour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Bowman says Trump could learn "respect for others" by visiting the museum, which opened in 2014.

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Bowman tweeted his invitation to Trump on International Human Rights Day, "in light of the recent traumatic events in Paris and around the world, and in response to your political and personal reaction to them."

Donald Trump called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" after the shootings in San Bernardino, California.

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"As you fight to close doors on foreign Muslims in the United States, Canada is preparing to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees," Bowman wrote to Trump, adding that Manitoba will resettle about 2,000 of them.

"Mr. Trump, it is my hope that in visiting our city and, in particular, our museum, you might develop a more profound sense of compassion and tolerance for others."

Inviting @realDonaldTrump on #HumanRightsDay to visit #Winnipeg and our CMHR. #TheWpgWay #diversity

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