BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh promised to pay Donald Trump a visit, but it happened sooner than planned.
She caught up with the president-elect at the Army-Navy game on Saturday and says a couple things happened.READ MORE: Maryland Prepares For Increase In Patients After Roe V. Wade Overturned
Political reporter Pat Warren has the details.
It started with a plan to go with Governor Larry Hogan to Washington, but the game made it easier.
While promising to work together with the governor, Mayor Pugh also promised Governor Hogan a road trip to Washington.
“And I’ve already prepared my letter for you to go with me to Washington D.C. to deliver to the next president of these United States, Trump,” said Pugh to Hogan at the mayoral inauguration.
But when the president came to the Army-Navy game, she moved ahead.
“When he stepped out of his vehicle and I was the only elected official there, and he walked over to me and I said I am the mayor of Baltimore and he said I know,” she said.READ MORE: Johns Hopkins Experts Describe Updated Gun Control Laws As 'Great First Step'
She told the president-elect Baltimore should be an example of his infrastructure improvements and in a letter, made a case for Port Covington and the Howard Street tunnel transportation improvement, for water and sewer infrastructure for building a broadband system, all under the heading of infrastructure improvements.
“So we took a picture and I said you know I really need you to pay close attention to the fact that we could be your partner and then Guiliani walked by, he says “hey mayor” I said hey mayor I need you to make sure he understands how this is. So I gave him the letter and said I’m giving you this pin, this is a Baltimore pin and every time you look I need you to think of Baltimore,” she said.
Mayor Pugh says the next steps will be taken by the Maryland delegation in congress.
“I think that all you deserve a pin that I gave our president.”
Mayor Pugh says she holds a state senate record for most legislation passed in Annapolis not because she’s a democrat, but because she works across the aisle. And that applies to the incoming president.
Baltimore City Council on the other hand has passed a resolution condemning Trump rhetoric days before his visit.
Governor Hogan said Wednesday that although their offices were in touch last week, he and Donald Trump did not see each other at the Army-Navy game.MORE NEWS: Baltimore's Mayor Scott Frees Up $300K In Funding For Pro-Abortion Organizations To Assist Women