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Rep. Omar Hits Trump Over Attacks on Minn. Mayor

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. (Tom Williams/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 08 October 2019 03:52 PM

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., jumped into the dust-up Tuesday between President Donald Trump and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey over the $530,000 ultimately assessed to the president's campaign for security for his Thursday rally in the state's largest city.

"Minnesota stands for peace, equity, and justice — everything you are against," Omar, who is in her first term, said on Twitter. "While you spew hate, we will keep fighting for the America we deserve."

Trump earlier Tuesday bashed Frey, a first-term Democrat, after city officials told the Target Center on Monday that it would have to pay the $530,000 security costs for the president's rally.

The center's managers, the Los Angeles-based Anschutz Entertainment Group, then told the Trump campaign that it could not use the arena unless they agreed to pay the charges.

"Radical left Dem Mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, is doing everything possible to stifle free speech, despite a record sell-out crowd at the Target Center," Trump said on Twitter Tuesday.

"Presidents Clinton and Obama paid almost nothing!

"The Minneapolis Police have been incredible," he said in a second post. "In fact, the "Cops for Trump" T-shirt website CRASHED because of incredible volume, but is now back up and running.

"Proceeds go to the police union's charities," the president said. "See you on Thursday night in Minneapolis!"

The Trump campaign threatened litigation if Minneapolis did not agree to honor the contract, imposing an 11 a.m. Tuesday deadline.

"The Trump campaign informed the Target Center that the U.S. Secret Service is solely responsible for coordinating security and that withholding the use of the arena would be viewed as a breach of contract and result in court action," the campaign said in a statement disclosed by StarTribune.com.

Frey bashed Trump after the campaign announced the rally last month, saying the president's "message of hatred will never be welcome in Minneapolis."

In addition, Minneapolis police union officials have criticized Chief Medaria Arradondo's new policy barring off-duty officers from appearing in uniform during political rallies or while endorsing candidates.

The Police Officers Federation is selling a "Cops for Trump" T-shirt for $20 ahead of the president's rally.

Lt. Bob Kroll, the union's president, announced the selling of the shirts on Facebook over the weekend.

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Seizing on the dust-up Tuesday between President Donald Trump and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey over the $530,000 ultimately assessed to the president's campaign for security for his Thursday rally in the state's largest city, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., jumped into the fray.
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