Trump Campaign: $530K Bill Withdrawn for Minn. Rally


President Trump's reelection campaign accused the liberal mayor of Minneapolis on Monday of trying to shut down his planned Thursday rally via an extortionate security bill.

The Trump campaign accused Frey of "abusing the power of his office" and "conjuring a phony and outlandish bill for security".

Parscale's email followed angry tweets and threats of legal action from President Trump and his campaign after Minneapolis officials assessed the additional costs and passed them on to the managers of the Target Center, Los Angeles-based Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG). The center then allegedly tried to pass the bill on to Trump's team and told them they would not be able to use the arena unless they agreed to the charges.

The Trump campaign says if the city does not agree to honor the contract, it will go to court.

Trump slammed Frey in a tweet Tuesday morning, calling him a "lightweight".

Trump himself took to Twitter to air his grievances, writing on Tuesday: 'Radical Left Dem Mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, is doing everything possible to stifle Free Speech despite a record sell-out crowd at the Target Center.

"As such, no law enforcement costs shall be coordinated by [AEG], charged through [AEG] to [the Campaign], or shall otherwise be reimbursable expenses in connection with the [contract]".

Trump also thanked the police officers who defended their right to show their support for their president as security forces.

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"Since 2015, the Trump Campaign has held almost 550 rallies all over the country, and this invoice is roughly 10 times the amount that a locality generally asks to be reimbursed", Michael Glassner, chief operating officer with the Trump campaign, told ABC News in a statement back in August regarding the outstanding El Paso bill. It was bad enough for Frey to say the President of the United States is not welcome in his city, but it is simply outrageous that Democrats are now choosing to trample on the First Amendment rights of Minnesotans. Its law firm threatened to sue AEG if the rally doesn't proceed.

KSTP has reached out to Frey's office and Target Center for comment, but has not yet heard back at this time.

The city's police department banned officers from wearing material promoting political candidates the day after the Trump campaign announced the event.

This move highlights the fact that liberal Democrats can not handle the outpouring of support for President Trump, his successes in office, and his message of making America great again, and their only course of action is to silence the opposition.

In response, the police union has been selling "Cops for Trump" T-shirts for officers to wear instead.

"Someone please tell the Radical Left Mayor of Minneapolis that he can't price out Free Speech".

Lara Trump told KNSI she wants to get her hands on some of those shirts. The venue can hold 20,000 people, and Trump claimed on Twitter this week that more than 72,000 people had already requested tickets from his campaign. Want to bring some home. Dump Frey and Omar! "Make America Great Again!" he tweeted, referring to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).