Some businesses across Trump’s rally venue to donate night’s profits to Planned Parenthood

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Some businesses located across the street from Target Center, an arena in Minneapolis where President Trump is scheduled to hold a campaign rally on Thursday, plan to donate all profits from that evening to Planned Parenthood North Central States.

According to the Star Tribune, First Avenue, a renowned nightclub in the region, and the Depot Tavern, a restaurant owned by the venue, made the announcement in a press release on late Tuesday.

{mosads}Owner Dayna Frank said in a statement seen by the paper that “First Avenue believes in radical inclusivity; every person needs to be treated with dignity, respect, and professionalism.”

“While we are not a political organization, First Avenue has hosted candidates and events across the political spectrum and supports diversity of thought,” she continued. “However, the actions and policies of this administration are in direct conflict to our core values.”

During the Trump’s planned rally on Thursday, the venue is also reportedly expected to host two concerts that evening by bands Ballyhoo! and Thee Oh Sees.

The announcement comes amid a feud this week between Trump and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (D) over security fees for the event.

The president and his campaign attacked Frey in a heated back and forth over Twitter after his campaign claimed the city assessed a $530,000 price tag to cover security fees for the rally. 

Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, accused Frey of “abusing the power of his office and attempting to extort President Trump’s re-election campaign” with what he said was a “phony and outlandish bill.” 

The announcement by First Avenue on Tuesday also came a day before Planned Parenthood’s super PAC announced a $45 million electoral campaign to defeat Trump and other Republicans running for office across the country.

Kelley Robinson, executive director of Planned Parenthood Votes, told The Hill in an interview on Wednesday that the group will be focusing their efforts on defeating Trump and Republicans in key Senate races, including Minnesota.

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