SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the inauguration of San Francisco’s first black female mayor (all times local):
A fiery Rev. Amos C. Brown blasted President Donald Trump at the inauguration of London Breed, the first black female mayor of San Francisco.
Brown, president of the San Francisco chapter of the NAACP, noted Wednesday that the city’s 45th mayor has a lot to show the 45th president of the United States about leading with courage and compassion.
He said Trump could take a lesson from San Francisco on how to “love each other and not take our children away from their parents.”
At least 1,000 people are attending the outdoor inauguration. They cheered the reverend’s remarks.
Brown shared the invocation with Rabbi Beth Singer.
Family members of the new San Francisco mayor are among the first in line for her inauguration.
Jeanette Dupas-Walker, a cousin of incoming mayor London Breed’s mother, roused two grandchildren early Wednesday to see their cousin take the oath of office.
She says “it brings tears of joy” when she thinks about Breed’s accomplishments.
One of Dupas-Walker’s grandsons, 11-year-old Jayden Dupas, said he was irritated to be woken up so early but also is astonished that someone from his background is San Francisco’s first black female mayor.
He said he expects to congratulate her later.
London Breed is set to make history when she takes the oath of office and becomes the first black female elected mayor of San Francisco.
Breed, who will be sworn in Wednesday, succeeds Mayor Ed Lee. His unexpected death in December prompted a special June election to serve the remainder of his term.
Breed, a 43-year-old San Francisco native, has pledged to address the city’s most pressing problems, including homeless tent camps, open drug use and unbearably high housing prices.
She also says she is committed to ensuring that impoverished African American and other minority children receive the opportunities they need to advance.
Breed was most recently president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.