Trump to meet with Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday

Trump to meet with Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpEx-DOJ official Rosenstein says he was not aware of subpoena targeting Democrats: report Ex-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' MORE will meet in New York City on Wednesday morning, the Chicago Tribune reported


Emanuel was President Obama's chief of staff until the end of 2010, when he resigned to run for mayor of Chicago. He also served as a senior adviser to President Clinton. 

Trump requested the meeting when he and Emanuel spoke last month, according to the Tribune. 

"Mayor Emanuel will meet with the president-elect this morning when he is in New York for a series of other meetings," Emanuel spokesman Adam Collins told the Tribune.

"When they spoke a few weeks ago the president-elect asked for a meeting with the Mayor, as he has done with others who have significant experience in the White House and several other big city mayors."

Emanuel has pushed back against Trump since he won the presidential election, promising that Chicago will always remain a "sanctuary city." 

Trump has vowed to cut off federal funding for sanctuary cities — jurisdictions that have policies of not cooperating with federal immigration authorities. 

"To all those who are, after Tuesday's election, very nervous and filled with anxiety ... you are safe in Chicago, you are secure in Chicago and you are supported in Chicago," Emanuel said shortly after the election. 

"Chicago has in the past been a sanctuary city. ... It always will be a sanctuary city."