President Trump’s reelection campaign accused the mayor of Minneapolis and the Target Center of “attempting to extort” the campaign with security fees for their upcoming rally.
This is an outrageous abuse of power by a liberal mayor trying to deny the rights of his own city’s residents just because he hates the President!
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) October 8, 2019
“The ridiculous sum of $530,000 is more than 26 times the estimated security costs for a 2009 Target Center health care rally held by President Barack Obama. Police officials estimated that the costs then were around $20,000,” the press release continued.
Trump chimed in on the situation on social media Tuesday morning, tweeting, “The lightweight mayor is hurting the great police and other wonderful supporters. 72,000 ticket requests already. Dump Frey and Omar! Make America Great Again!”