Trump Campaign Threatens Lawsuit Over Minneapolis Rally Security Costs
The Trump campaign says if the city does not agree to honor the Target Center contract, it will go to court.
MINNEAPOLIS–President Donald Trump’s campaign has threatened to sue Minneapolis for trying to force it to pay $530,000 in security costs for this week’s rally in the city.
Trump’s campaign, in a statement late Monday night, said Mayor Jacob Frey is abusing the power of his office by “conjuring a phony and outlandish bill for security” at Thursday’s rally at the Target Center.
The campaign said arena management attempted to pass the costs to the campaign under threat of withholding use of the arena. It also said the sum was far more than that for a 2009 health care rally at the building by President Barack Obama.
The city based its estimate on methodology for past major events like the 2018 Super Bowl and Final Four.
Neither Minneapolis’ city attorney nor the operator of Target Center immediately responded to messages Tuesday.