The mayor of Minneapolis, a Democrat, tries to "antagonize" and "harass" President Trump to keep him from getting into the historic blue state, a union leader told police.
Lieutenant Bob Kroll, president of The Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, told Fox & Friends that Mayor Jacob Frey Trump is discriminating against his upcoming rally at Target Center on Thursday.
Kroll's claims are in line with those of Trump's campaign manager Brad Parscale. who accused Frey of "misuse of power" for using the arena for a proposed $ 530,000 security fee.
"It's an unequal treatment," Kroll said. "They have not charged nearly as much for other events …"
A campaign press release states, "The radical left-leaning Minneapolis Mayor, Jacob Frey, is abusing the power of his office and trying to make President Trump's compensation Election campaign by summoning a false and fancy security bill to block a planned gathering of Keep America Great. "
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The Quarrel came after Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo had announced the introduction of a new ruling that forbids off-duty officials from appearing at political rallies or uniformed events. Officers are still assigned as security.
The new rule quickly attracted the anger of members of the Minneapolis Police Officers Federation who view the timing as a direct push against the president, who is determined to turn over 1
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] "I do not want the police of Minneapolis even getting politicized," said Arradondo.
The police union then created red "Cops for Trump" shirts for the officials and others who are selling R $ 20 online.
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"In accordance with the guidelines, we do not want a problem," Kroll remarked. "So we just thought you knew what we would do with the shirts we designed out of the shop, and they are available and we can not leave them on the shelves, they are sold out as fast as they come in! "
Kroll pointed out that under previous governments, Minneapolis officials were told to stand behind the president and call the local politicians" very leftist. "
Vandana Rambaran of Fox News has contributed to this report.