Trump accuses Minnesota leaders of ‘scamming us’ after they require his campaign to abide by 250-person limit for rally

John T. Bennett
·1-min read
 (Independent)
(Independent)

Donald Trump accused state officials in Minnesota of “scamming us” after they required his campaign to limit a Friday evening rally to 250 people to comply with its coronavirus orders.

“They’re scamming us,” he said during a campaign rally before thousands of loyalists in Waterford Township, Michigan. “Maybe that will give us the final victory.”

The president continued complaining about the Minnesota order after a late-night tweet Thursday.

“We were planning for as many as 25,000 people in Minnesota,” he wrote. "Now, the governor, at the last moment, will only allow the first 250 people to attend. Riots plus Omar = WIN!"

He was referring to progressive Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a freshwoman Democrat with whom he has feuded since she took office two years ago.