Campaign 2020 first tonight... the presidential election is over a year away but president trump is already rallying for voters this week.
The president has announced he will be hosting a keep america great rally on thursday in minneapolis at the target center.
... which comes just over year after his visit to the med city.
Kimt news 3's brooke mckivergan joins us live now where president trump was hosting that rally.
Brooke it sounds like there's some controversy over who will pay for this next visit.xxx katie á last october i was standing right here among a sea of people coming out for president trump's rally.
And if you keep up with the president's twitter... you know he's against paying for his events and is arguing with minneapolis's mayor over the bill.
So i'm looking into who paid for what when he came to rochester.xxx "president trump is a fool if he is trying to think that we have to pay for his expenses... they're not mandatory."
There are no legal contracts outlining who should foot the bill if a presidential candidate visits your city... according to the center for public integrity.
When trump visited rochester last year á the funds for his stay came from the city's contingency fund.
"so in total that cost is estimated to be about 93 thousand dollars."
But trump (did pay the mayo civic center to use the facility.
"just like anybody choosing to use the civic center space, there would be cost incurred that would be paid and those were paid by the organizer."
President trump's campaign is threatening to sue the city of minneapolis for trying to force it to pay 530 thousand dollars in security costs for this weeks rally.
The president tweeted at the mayor of minneapolis saying in part'someone please tell the radical left mayor of minneapolis that he can't price out free speech', to which mayor frey responded, 'someone tell the president of the united states that he can afford to help pay for the extra time our officers will be putting in while he's in town'.
Collin ernsteá mcdowell recently moved to the med city from minneapolis.
"i think generally it would be an honor to have the sitting president to visit your state capitol.
But in this instance, the mayor has made it very clear that president trumps message of intollerance and hate isnt welcome there.
So since it's not welcome, he should have to pay for his trip here."
Trump's campaign manager is weighing in too... saying in part, consistent with our original agreement with the venue, the trump campaign has not agreed to pay any additional funds.
We look forward to seeing everyone kimt news 3's george mallet and myself will be heading to minneapolis on thursday to bring you full coverage of president trump's rally.
Live in rochester brooke mckivergan kimt news 3./// thank you brooke.
The rally is taking place at target center in minneapolis thursday at 7 pá m.
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