Continuing a feud with President Trump, the mayor of Minneapolis proclaimed the day of Trump’s rally in the city “Love Trumps Hate Day.”
Mayor Jacob Frey made the move just hours before the Thursday rally, writing in the proclamation that, “Minneapolis is built on, and propelled forward by, a commitment to inclusion.”
“The people of Minneapolis will not be baited by voices that promote conflict and intolerance,” he said. “Minneapolis will put on full display tonight the love and compassion for our neighbors that has made our city world-class … in Minneapolis, love will always trump hate.”
The decision comes after Trump and Frey exchanged barbs over Twitter in the days leading up to the rally. Trump accused Frey and the Target Center where the event is being held of “attempting to extort” the campaign with security fees for the rally.
The campaign sent out a press release Monday calling Frey a “radical leftist mayor” and comparing the cost to an event held by President Barack Obama in 2009.
“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 said.
On Tuesday, Trump called for supporters in Minnesota to vote Frey and liberal Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar out of office.
“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!” Trump said in a tweet.
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! https://t.co/ibTqvSbsbn
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
October 8, 2019
Responding to Trump’s criticism, Frey tweeted, “Someone tell the President of the United States that he can afford to help pay for the extra time our officers will be putting in while he’s in town.”
Someone tell the President of the United States that he can afford to help pay for the extra time our officers will be putting in while he’s in town. https://t.co/bXITaPdW4E
— Jacob Frey (@Jacob_Frey)
October 8, 2019
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