(Gateway Pundit) Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (D) lashed out at President Trump in an overnight press conference last week while his city was burning in the split-screen.
Frey later admitted to reporters that it was his decision for police officers to abandon the 3rd Precinct police station that was taken over by protesters who looted and torched.
Frey failed to call in the National Guard for several days as hundreds of Minneapolis businesses and government offices were destroyed by violent leftists.
Now Mayor Frey wants the federal government to bailout his city after the rioting he allowed for several days.
(National Review) Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey will seek state and federal aid to rebuild city structures following over a week of looting and rioting, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Friday.
Some 220 buildings have been damaged and require at least $55 million in repairs, the city’s Community Planning & Economic Development department said earlier this week, noting that the city was “not yet ready to produce a credible estimate.” City Council members warned that the costs will likely be far higher, while Mayor Frey said damages could reach into the “hundreds of millions.”
“We will do everything we can as we shift to recovery mode,” Frey told the Tribune. “We’re recovering from crises sandwiched on top of each other, from COVID-19 to the police killing and then the looting which took place afterward.”
Governor Tim Walz said he was working with Representatives Ilhan Omar and Betty McCollum, whose districts cover the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, on obtaining aid from the Federal Emergency Management Association.
“To be realistic, the odds of that happening are, at best, very difficult,” McCollum said. “If it is demonstrated [that] outside provocateurs committed acts of destruction then there is a clear rationale for an emergency declaration by President Trump.”