Campaign Adviser Speaks Out On Security Cost For Trump Rally

Campaign Adviser Speaks Out On Security Cost For Trump Rally

Campaign Adviser Speaks Out On Security Cost For Trump Rally

The mayor of Minneapolis has responded to President Donald Trump's broadside over the city's $530,000 security bill for a rally, as Trump vows that the event will go forward.

Trump's campaign accused Mayor Jacob Frey, who has been critical of the president, of "conjuring a phony and outlandish bill for security" at Thursday's rally at Target Center.

The campaign said the city sent the security cost estimate to Target Center's operator, AEG Management, which threatened to cancel its contract to host the rally if the costs weren't covered.

President Donald Trump will travel to Minnesota on Thursday for his first campaign rally since Democrats in Washington launched an impeachment inquiry against him, his latest event in one of the states he lost in 2016 but believes he can pick up next year. But at a news conference Tuesday, he said the city will do all it can to guarantee a "safe and peaceful week", regardless of his political differences with Trump.

It's created logistical and cost concerns for Minneapolis officials, who are asking for help from state, local and federal law enforcement agencies and expecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra costs for security. The campaign says it was prepared to sue, and Trump himself accused Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, a Trump critic, of trying to sabotage the event. You claim it is somehow the Campaign's responsibility to "coordinate" these additional services and expenses, "including arrangements for payment to be made directly by [the Campaign] to the City, in advance of" the rally. "And so, to say that somehow a venue that Barack Obama paid $20,000 for is now escalating to $500,000-plus really tells you everything you need to know about what the motivation is here", he told Hemmer on Wednesday.

"This President has been so pro-law enforcement, and what a shame to tell these police officers that they can not wear their uniforms and support this president".

Since then, the Minneapolis police union has released a "Cops for Trump" t-shirt, which officers can wear at Thursday's rally. The campaign has refused to reimburse the city for the costs and has not even acknowledged that it owes money to municipal governments for the costs of Trump's rallies.

Trump retweeted his campaign manager and wrote: "The lightweight mayor is hurting the great police and other wonderful supporters".

"The violent communists of Antifa have issued a national call to action for Antifa and other radical, America hating leftists to converge on the upcoming Trump rally in Minneapolis on Oct 10 to "disrupt" the Trump rally with an Antifa black block "America is Canceled" protest against capitalism", the alert states.

Trump said: 'The Police are fighting the Radical Left Mayor, and his ridiculous Uniform Ban. 72,000 ticket requests already.

Lara Trump told KNSI she wants to get her hands on some of those shirts.

Trump weighed in as well, encouraging his supporters in a Tuesday morning tweet to "dump" Frey, as well as Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.), whose district is in Minneapolis. Want to bring some home. Make America Great Again!'

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