Minneapolis arena backs down after Trump threatens to sue for charging $500,000 security fee

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Minneapolis’ pint-sized mayor, Jacob Frey, got his 15 minutes of fame riding President Trump’s coattails after backing down on his hollow threats to charge $530,000 to cover security for a Trump rally. (screenshots)

After the Trump campaign threatened to sue a Minneapolis arena for charging $530,000 to cover security costs for an Oct. 10 Trump rally, the venue backed off.

So everything is proceeding as normal, according to Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale.

“The arena in Minneapolis has been fully approved,” Parscale wrote in a statement. “The Target Center has backed off canceling the contract, which means President Trump’s Keep America Great rally will go on as scheduled.”

Parscale added: “Consistent with our original agreement with the venue, the Trump campaign has not agreed to pay any additional funds.”

President Trump’s campaign threatened the lawsuit because the city initially charged it 26 times the amount it had billed Barack Obama for a rally in 2009. At the time, the city charged Obama $20,000 for security.

The feud between the Trump campaign and Minneapolis‘ left-wing Mayor, Jacob Frey, spilled onto Twitter after the city told the venue (the Target Center) that it was going to charge $530,000 for security for Trump’s forthcoming rally.

The venue then told the Trump campaign that they would have to pay the security fees or it could not use the arena.

Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale blasted Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, accusing him of extortion and “being a left-wing nut job that is limiting free speech.”

Presumably, the mayor hoped that Trump would cancel his rally due to the exorbitant security costs.

In a statement, Parscale said Frey was “conjuring a phony and outlandish bill for security in an effort to block a scheduled Keep America Great rally.”

Parscale wrote:

“The radical leftist mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, is abusing the power of his office and attempting to extort President Trump’s re-election campaign by conjuring a phony and outlandish bill for security in an effort to block a scheduled Keep America Great rally.

Democrat Mayor Frey is using the bogus security charges to pressure the Target Center, site of the contracted October 10, 2019 rally, into preventing Minnesota residents from exercising their First Amendment rights in support of President Trump.

Frey’s city government preemptively informed the Target Center that it would be responsible for $530,000 in security and other costs related to the event. The Target Center attempted to pass the costs on to the Trump campaign under threat of withholding the use of the arena.”

“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.”

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Meanwhile, this is what Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey should be worrying about instead of trying to censor President Trump: Dozens of fake daycare centers operated by Muslim immigrants from Somalia allegedly scammed up to $100 million from the U.S. government through bogus applications for welfare subsidies.

To make matters worse, some of that money is reportedly being used to finance radical Islamic terrorism around the world, according to a bombshell investigation.

Minnesota authorities are investigating at least 10 daycare centers for overbilling the state. Most of the centers are owned by immigrants from Somalia, just like Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

One of the scammers is Fozia Ali, who recently pled guilty to daycare fraud and is now serving time in federal prison. Ali allegedly billed the government for more than $1 million in bogus childcare services.

“We found records that she was collecting a significant amount of money for a much larger number of children than were actually attending the center,” said FBI rep Craig Lisher. “We are aware that some of the funds went overseas, what she was cashing out, money from the business.”

Minneapolis is a district represented by anti-American Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

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