Chris Ford


President Trump has a campaign rally scheduled for Minneapolis on Thursday, Oct. 10, and Mayor Jacob Frey is attempting to block it.

President Donald Trump’s campaign accused Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Monday of trying to block the president’s scheduled political rally in the city, reports Breitbart.

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“This is an outrageous abuse of power by a liberal mayor trying to deny the rights of his own city’s residents just because he hates the President,” Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement sent to reporters. “People want to hear from their President, and no mayor looking to beef up his résumé for a run for higher office should stand in the way.”

It was revealed that Frey has added fees amounting to over half a million dollars to the Target Center, where the rally is to be held. The secret service is in charge of security.

The Target Center’s management, AEG Management TWN, has passed the fees onto the Trump campaign and threatened to bar them from the stadium unless they pay up.

The campaign intends to sue for breach of contract if the center fails to uphold the agreement.

In a letter to the Target Center management, by the Trump campaign’s lawyer, they stated, “This last-minute squeeze seems to be nothing but a pretextual political effort with serious First Amendment ramifications.”

“The Campaign cannot be in breach of an obligation it does not owe to AEG,” the letter continues. “Yet AEG’s failure to deliver the Target Center on Oct. 9 would be a breach of contract.”

“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 statement said.

By comparison in 2009, President Barack Obama held a rally at the Target Center, and the extra security cost was around $20,000 according to a report at the time.

Frey opposed the president’s visit in a statement last September. “While there is no legal mechanism to prevent the president from visiting, his message of hatred will never be welcome in Minneapolis.”

In an UPDATE just at hand, the Target center has backed down in their demand for the extra fees, and Trump’s campaign is not required to pay the extra. The rally will go ahead as scheduled on Thursday.

Author: Chris Ford

Source: The BL: Democratic Minneapolis mayor tries to shut down Trump campaign rally

When President Trump spoke at the 37th Annual National Peace Officers’ memorial service in May 15, 2018, he gestured to a special family in the audience to join him up on stage—they were the family of Miosotis Familia, who had been shot and killed in the line of duty.

Hearts all over the internet were touched as President Trump acknowledged her family and said: “Thank you so much, Can you come up here? Come up here, please? Come on, I’d like to have this family New York Police Department, close to my heart.”

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After shaking hands with the deceased officer’s three children—Genesis Villella, Peter Vega, and sister Deliah—Trump greeted Familia’s 90-year-old mom, Adrianna Valoy, with a hug and kiss, and tried to lighten her heart with compliments.

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As he led her to the podium, she clasped his arm. Trump then said: “So I promised that I wouldn’t tell you that she’s 90 years old, but you know what, she is really something right?”

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“You look like 55, maybe, 55?” he said affectionately to her. “Boy I tell you what, you got up those stairs better than I did. Thank you sweetheart.”

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At the conclusion of the memorial service, Trump said: “Thanks again to all of our wonderful police, our sheriffs and all of law enforcement and law enforcement officers. You’re incredible people,” he said. “You are the finest. You are the greatest. You are our heroes. God bless you. God bless our fallen heroes. God bless their families, and God bless America.”

Police officer Miosotis Familia was renowned for her strength, “She was a warrior, tell you the truth,” her nephew John Cuello told the New York Times. “She was a fighter, she was tough—and that was the job for her.”

The 48-year-old mother of three was shot in the head as she sat in her patrol car on July 5, 2017, in a Bronx precinct, making her the first female officer to be killed in the line of duty since 9/11.

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“Shots fired! 10-85!” her partner, Officer Vincent Maher, yelled as he radioed for help. “My partner’s shot! My partner’s shot! My partner’s shot! Hurry up central!”

The suspect, 34-year-old Alexander Bonds, was tracked down and killed by police fire as he opened fire. Bonds had sought psychiatric care just days earlier.

At the memorial service, Trump asked Officer Vincent Maher to share a few words about Familia.

“This is a woman who got injured a while ago and volunteered to come back to patrol to one of the roughest places in New York City,” Maher said. “She volunteered to leave a cushy job to come back to patrol.”

Familia, 48, was a 12-year NYPD veteran. Before that, she was a nurse and a Red Cross worker, The Daily News reported.

At her funeral, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Familia died “solely because she wore a uniform.”

“We’ve watched with horror these attacks on our police here in New York City and all around our country. It sickens us, and we know they cannot be tolerated, and we know they must end,” de Blasio said.

“She loved this city and she loved this country because she understood its magic. She saw what was possible, what it meant for herself, for her children. She lived for them, but she died for all of us,” he added.

Author: Chris Ford

Source: Theepochtimes: President Trump Consoles Mother of Slain Policewoman During Emotional Memorial Service

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