Minneapolis Mayor Tries to Stop Trump Rally By Charging Exorbitant Security Fee

When President Obama spoke at the Target Center in Minneapolis in 2009, the city charged $20,000 for security.

For President Trump’s upcoming campaign rally, the city sent the Target Center a bill for $530,000, to be paid in advance.

The Target Center forwarded the bill to the Trump campaign, along with a note that if the campaign didn’t pay ahead of time, the Target Center would deem the campaign in default and cancel the event.

Perhaps the mayor is trying to stop violence before it starts, but he’s charging the wrong people. Instead of extracting security funds from those who come to hear a message and show support, he should be charging those who show up to cause a problem, namely, the protesters.

But even before that consideration, the lawyers for the Trump campaign got in front of the issue.  In a letter to the owners of the Target Center, AEG, the law firm wrote:

Neither the Campaign nor AEG is responsible for arranging or paying for rally-related security. Rather, the U.S. Secret Service – and the U.S. Secret Service alone – is “solely and directly” responsible for coordinating law enforcement services in connection with the rally. “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].” The Campaign cannot be in breach of an obligation it does not owe to AEG.

Hard to argue with that.  When the president travels, the Secret Service has his back. Period.

8 Comments

  1. “…he should be charging those who show up to cause a problem, namely, the protesters.” What a load of crap! Trump is holding Hitleresque “rallies” that are nothing but campaign appearances, and you say it should *cost* to protest? Why not just ban protests altogether, if they’re against Our Respected And Beloved Leader? Isn’t that what they did in Nazi Germany and in the Soviet Union? Even the idea of sending protesters a bill falls in line with the Nazis and the Commies, who obviously Trump wants to pattern this country after. When Trump makes comments about knowing what to do with whistle-blowers in “the old days”, how can his worship of Hitler and Stalin not be obvious to anyone smarter than a grape? Trump’s fantasy involves being a dictator-for-life. How much more can this country afford to enable that dream?

    • At least Trump is holding well-attended rallies. Democrats can’t even fill a phone booth. TV camera shots of Democrat rallies are positioned to make them look well-attended when in fact Democrat have to pay people to attend. Trump’s rallies are the envy and disgust of Democrats. They can’t generate any interest in the repetitious BS they are spewing and have no way of combating Trump’s rally successes. Most every person at a Trump rally wants to hear THEIR president, the one they elected and are going to reelect. Democrats have no clear message except impeachment. They HAVE to remove Trump from office lest he be reelected and they have tried everything and have failed so far. The coup d’etat is now being exposed to the public. Trying to remove a sitting president for political reasons, no genuine ones, to take him out of the reelection equation is, by definition, sedition, a crime. As American citizens, anybody, Republican, Democrat, Independent or non-voter should be alarmed at this coup attempt by rabid Democrats. They are the most anti-American bunch ever in our history and offer nothing except high taxes, a poor economy, our country being flooded with leches to suck from the taxpayer tit in the name of compassion, Socialism and eventual bankruptcy of our country into 3rd-world status. Do you want to take a chance on losing what you have now to the empty promises of a bunch of people that care nothing about you except your vote? Democrats are the worse enemy this country has because they attack in from within.

    • I would say that he is worse than that.This “asshole”is a two faced back stabbing scheming conniver.He is a party hack that instead of doing something useful Try to fix things to suit themselves in their warped way of thinking,and they have the gullible voters in their district conditioned to think the same way.The democrats have been doing that since Hubert Humphry and his cohorts.

  2. He didn’t do it to stop violence. Frey and Omar are a part of. But just wait folks. When the president holds his rally in Georgia if those cowardly punks show up here we have something waiting for them.

  3. The somalis will provide the security too? Minneapolis is a FUBAR city, they welcomed the somalis with open arms and they have murdered, raped, robbed and rioted since then. The city deserves all they get from the muslim sleaze.

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