REPORT: Police supporting Trump plan ‘sea of red’ at Minneapolis rally amid outrage over uniform ban

OCTOBER 8, 2019

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WASHINGTON — Minneapolis police officers rankled by a new department policy barring off-duty staff from wearing their uniforms to political events plan to instead swarm President Trump’s Thursday rally with a “sea of red” specialty T-shirts.

The policy change came the day after Trump announced he would host a rally in Minneapolis, and the head of the local police union argues it was a political move meant to favor the city’s Democratic officials. The police department for its part says the policy is about avoiding the appearance of political bias.

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But instead of the thin blue line appearing behind Trump on Thursday, there will be “a sea red T-shirts,” according to Bob Kroll, president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis. The shirt features the phrase “Cops for Trump” emblazoned across an American flag in the shape of Minnesota and will be sold both online and at the rally. All proceeds from the shirt sales will go to the union’s charity, Kroll said.

Fury has erupted among officers after the Minneapolis Police Department announced a new policy that prohibits off-duty officers from wearing their uniform to political events.

Kroll said he was informed of the new policy on Sept. 27, just one day after President Trump announced Thursday’s rally at Target Center, and after Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey declared that Trump’s “message of hatred will never be welcome in Minneapolis.”

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