A summer of riots in the wake of George Floyd murder, along with spikes in violent crime have led to a surge of quiet support for President Trump in Minneapolis, some resident say.
“If anyone can carry Minnesota, Trump can carry Minnesota, and if it doesn’t happen this year, I’ll be hard-pressed to think of a time when it could happen just because he is the right man for the situation that is happening in the Twin Cities,” committeeman for the Republican National Committee Max Rymer said. Rymer recently moved out of the city because of the unrest.
“You have a lot of silent Trump support that is happening right now in Minneapolis and in the Twin Cities,” he said.
Carjackings, murders, assaults and other violent crime have skyrocketed in the months since the Minneapolis City Council voted to disband their police force. So much so that residents of Minneapolis are suing the city’s government, alleging police patrols have fallen below required minimums.
“This is like all they are focused on is having a reimagined police department while we’re focused on staying alive,” said resident Sondra Samuels.
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