President Donald Trump ripped Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey as a “lightweight” for trying to block his rally scheduled for Thursday from taking place.
“The lightweight mayor is hurting the great police and other wonderful supporters,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “72,000 ticket requests already. Dump Frey and Omar!”
The Trump campaign revealed Monday night that Frey was trying to tack on a $530,000 security fee and other costs to the management of the Target Center for the scheduled rally, prompting management to pass on the fees to the campaign.
“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,” Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement sent to reporters.
In response, the Trump campaign threatened to sue the Target Center for a breach in contract.
“This last-minute squeeze seems to be nothing but a pretextual political effort with serious First Amendment ramifications,” a letter read from the Trump campaign’s lawyer to the Target Center’s management firm.