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Politics Trump knocks 'lightweight' Minneapolis mayor ahead of rally

16:25  08 october  2019
16:25  08 october  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Police told not to wear uniforms to political events, comes ahead of Trump rally

  Police told not to wear uniforms to political events, comes ahead of Trump rally The police chief said he does not want the community to think the department is "showing favor or bias toward a particular political party or a candidate."At a news conference on Tuesday, police Chief Medaria Arradondo said he wants to ensure that the community knows the police department is not "showing favor or bias toward a particular political party or a candidate.

President Donald Trump ’s campaign accused Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey on Monday of trying to block the president’s scheduled political rally in the city. “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

The Minneapolis police union is selling a "Cops for Trump " T-shirt ahead of President Donald Trump 's rally in Minnesota's largest city later this week. 26, hours after President Trump announced his rally on Thursday at the Target Center in Minneapolis . Mayor Jacob Frey also said that Trump was

President Trump attacked Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (D) on Twitter Tuesday morning after his campaign claimed the city assessed a $530,000 security fee for the president's planned rally on Thursday.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Trump knocks 'lightweight' Minneapolis mayor ahead of rally© Getty Images Trump knocks 'lightweight' Minneapolis mayor ahead of rally

"The lightweight mayor is hurting the great police and other wonderful supporters. 72,000 ticket requests already. Dump Frey and Omar!" Trump tweeted Tuesday morning, referencing a frequent Trump target, Minneapolis-area Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).

Campaign manager Brad Parscale on Monday tweeted a press release accusing Frey of "abusing the power of his office and attempting to extort President Trump's re-election campaign" with the "phony and outlandish bill."

Numerous municipalities that were the site of Trump campaign rallies have accused the campaign of failing to pay their security bills for the events.

A report in June by the Center for Public Integrity found that 10 cities, including Green Bay, Wis., Mesa, Ariz., and Erie, Pa., all claim Trump's campaign committee never reimbursed them for public safety costs associated with the rallies, some of them dating back to before his election in 2016.

"When one considers how much money campaigns raise and spend, it does not seem unreasonable to expect some degree of reimbursement for such demands for service," Richard Myers, executive director of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, told the nonprofit.executive director of the Major Cities Chiefs Association.

Buttigieg knocks Trump as a 'walking conflict of interest' .
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday called out President Trump as a "walking conflict of interest."The South Bend, Ind. mayor told Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union" that news that former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, has stepped down from the board of a Chinese firm and is vowing to do no foreign work if his father is elected president in 2020 shows a "difference in standards" between the Bidens and Trump's family.

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