The President's reelection campaign was told it would need to pay $530,000 for additional security at a rally.
Target Center in Minneapolis has been caught in the political crossfire over a Trump reelection campaign rally scheduled for Thursday. The President’s reelection campaign threatened to sue the arena for breach of contract after arena officials insisted the campaign incur the $530,000 price tag for additional security at the event.
Politifact first reported the news that according to a Trump campaign letter to supports, the AEG-managed facility was told by Minneapolis city officials that it would personally have to foot the added security bill for the rally. In turn, Target Center GM Hugh Lombardi sent an Oct. 7 letter to White House director of presidential advance Bobby Peede, saying those costs would be passed onto the Trump campaign. Noting that the arena’s license agreement requires the White House to "pay for any law enforcement services necessary for the Event,” the city estimated the security costs for the Keep America Great rally scheduled for Thursday would total $530,000 and Lombardi warned that if payment arrangements were not made in advance, arena officials would have "no choice but to terminate the agreement."