President Donald J. Trump stopped in Minnesota on Friday to “throngs” of people waiting to express their support of his candidacy for re-election, standing out in the cold for hours, and knowing they would not be able to get into the event where he would be speaking.
“Your far-left Dem Attorney General, and your Dem Governor tried to shut down our rally, silence the people of Minnesota, and take away your freedom of assembly. They thought we would cancel – but I said NO WAY, I will NEVER abandon the people of Minnesota!” Trump posted on Twitter.
Trump spoke at the event, in front of 250 people, for 21 minutes and then went outside to speak to the crowd after having COVID restrictions place on them all.
“Keith Ellison Restricts Freedom of Assembly of Political Opponents https://breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/29/keith-ellison-wields-power-to-restrict-freedom-of-assembly-of-political-opponents-at-minnesota-trump-rally/… via @BreitbartNews We were planning for as many as 25,000 people in Minnesota. Now the Governor, at the last moment, will only allow the first 250 people to attend. Riots plus Omar = WIN!” Trump posted.
“The Liberal Democrat Governor of Minnesota tried to shut us down by only allowing 250 inside President @realDonaldTrump’s peaceful protest, but Gov FAILED. MINNESOTA showed up for President Trump OUTSIDE his rally,” Trump’s Press Secretary, Kaleigh McEnany wrote.
Eric Trump, Donald Trump’s son chimed in:
Fox News host Laura Ingraham had joined Trump at the rally and reported about the reactions of the attendees at the rally.
A Trump supporter posted on Twitter:
What the governor & AG of Minnesota did to @realDonaldTrump & thousands of patriots that wanted to see him was DISGUSTING. They tried to shut him down, but he went anyway, spoke to a small crowd of 250 people. Hope you appreciate that Minnesota & deliver a victory for Pres Trump.