Cops for Trump Tee shirt. A combative President Donald Trump tried to woo a capacity crowd at Target Center Thursday night by taking on "radical" Democrats, the impeachment investigation against him, the Bidens, runaway refugee resettlement programs and U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar.
Trump began his 102-minute speech with promises to turn Minnesota red in a presidential election for the first in nearly five decades.
"We are going to win the great state of Minnesota in 2020," Trump said. "This is a great state. We are going to win this state in a very short period of time. It feels like the day before the election."
While Trump felt the love inside Target Center, hundreds of protesters gathered on the streets outside and continued to protest even as Trump supporters finally headed home for the evening.
Protesters burned Trump's trademark "Make America Great Again" hats in the street. Police officers extinguished the bonfire and tried to maintain order, using pepper spray on some. Others complained of chemical irritants in the air, and many protesters were coughing and covering their faces.
"Hands up don't shoot!" the crowd chanted as they faced off with police on horses.