This is how you throw down on Twitter in the low-key Land of 10,000 Lakes
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey refused to trade insults with President Trump, replying “Yawn” to Trump’s complaints about a six-figure security bill for a planned political rally on Thursday.
“Welcome to Minneapolis where we pay our bills, we govern with integrity, and we love all of our neighbors,” Frey wrote.
Frey was responding to Trump’s slamming him as a “lightweight” over the city’s demand that the operator of the downtown Target Center fork over $530,000 to cover costs for the #MAGA event. The arena has told Trump it cannot hold the rally unless it pays the bill up front.
Trump campaign chairman Brad Parscale accused Frey of “abusing his power in an attempt to block the President’s supporters from seeing him speak.”
The campaign, which raised an impressive $125 million in the three months ending in September, warns that it plans to sue over the security bill.
Parscale did not say why the campaign could not pay Minneapolis or why it disputes the tab. Trump’s campaign stiffed the city of El Paso for a $500,000 security bill for a rally in the summer and shows no signs of paying.
The Minneapolis tab for Trump is much higher than previous campaigns were charged for similar rallies.
But city officials say the estimate is based on the methodology it used to determine the costs of past major events including the 2018 Super Bowl and college basketball’s Final Four. Trump himself has predicted that nearly 100,000 supporters will swamp the famously liberal city for the rally.