Trump to Hold Massive Rally at Target Center in Ilhan Omar’s Minneapolis District Next Month

The Trump campaign announced Thursday that President Trump will headline a Keep America Great rally at the 20,000 seat Target Center in Minneapolis on October 10. The Target Center is located in Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District represented by Trump nemesis Rep. Ilhan Omar (D).

Photo’s from Trump’s 2020 kickoff rally in Orlando last June at the similarly sized Amway Center:

President Trump speaks at his 2020 reelection campaign kickoff rally at the Amway Center, Orlando, FL, June 18, by Kristinn Taylor

Supporters cheer and wave signs as President Trump gives trademark ‘We will make America great again!” close of speech at his 2020 reelection campaign kickoff rally at the Amway Center, Orlando, FL, June 18, by Kristinn Taylor

The Target Center’s website on their record crowd number: “The event with the highest attendance in the arena’s history was the 2005 U2 concert totaling 20,200 fans.” Will the fire marshal let Trump beat U2’s record?


Press release:

Today, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. announced that President Trump will host a Keep America Great rally on Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 pm CDT at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN.

“Minnesota is booming thanks to President Trump and jobs are coming back to the state. Since President Trump’s election, Minnesota has added 54,500 new jobs including 3,000 new manufacturing jobs, while President Obama lost 5,200 manufacturing jobs,” said Michael Glassner, Chief Operating Officer of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. “President Trump has delivered on his promises, and he looks forward to celebrating those successes with the great men and women of Minnesota.”

Thursday, October 10, 7:00 PM (CDT): Minneapolis, MN
President Trump will hold a rally at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN.
Target Center
600 N 1st Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Tickets available at this link.

Within minutes of the Trump campaign announcement, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (DFL) released a statement denouncing Trump’s visit to his city.

“Under ordinary circumstances, it would be an honor to welcome a sitting President of the United States to Minneapolis and to showcase all our city has to offer on the national stage. But these aren’t ordinary circumstances. Since taking office President Trump’s actions have been reprehensible and his rhetoric has made it clear that he does not value the perspectives or rights of Minneapolis’ diverse communities.

“On October 10, our entire city will stand not behind the President, but behind the communities and people who continue to make our city – and this country – great. While there is no legal mechanism to prevent the president from visiting, his message of hatred will never be welcome in Minneapolis.”

Omar posted a statement to Twitter also denouncing Trump’s visit, “Our beautiful state welcomes everyone with open arms. But to be clear: we will continue to reject you and your campaign of lies and bigotry.”

Trump caught grief when a crowd at a July 17 Greenville, North Carolina rally chanted, “Send her back!” when Trump spoke critically of Omar who was born in Somalia and came to the U.S. as a child with her family as war refugees.

Jennifer Carnahan, Chairwoman of the Minnesota GOP, posted a welcome message, “We are excited to welcome
@realDonaldTrump back to Minnesota. The President visits on October 10th. Get ready Minnesota and Minneapolis! #KAG2020″

MPR News quoted Carnahan on Trump’s efforts to flip Minnesota:

“Placing this in Minneapolis at the Target Center, a venue with a significantly larger capacity than past rallies when he’s come into the state, indicates how optimistic the reelection team is, the president is and the Republican Party of Minnesota about our opportunities to flip this state’s 10 electoral votes on Nov. 3 of 2020.”

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