President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign is accusing the mayor of Minneapolis of abusing his office by trying to block an upcoming rally in the Minnesota city.
Trump is slated to appear at the Target Center on Oct. 10.
According to the campaign, Mayor 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.”
The city government told the Target Center that it had to put up $530,000 for security and other costs linked to the event, despite the campaign telling the center that the U.S. Secret Service would be coordinating security, according to the campaign.
That was more than 26 times the estimated security costs for a healthcare rally held by President Barack Obama at the center in 2009.