This story just won't seem to go away.
President Trump fired another Twitter shot Thursday morning taking the St. Louis Park City Council to task for their on-again, off-again debate over whether the Pledge of Allegiance should be recited before council meetings.
"The Pledge of Allegiance to our great Country, in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, is under siege," Trump posted to his Twitter account just after 6:30 a.m. "That is why I am going to win the Great State of Minnesota in the 2020 Election. People are sick and tired of this stupidity and disloyalty to our wonderful USA!"
This was the second time the President sounded off about the controversy, which began in late June when the council voted 5-0 to end the practice of reciting the pledge before public meetings. After the story went viral and stirred up emotions in the St. Louis Park community and across the country, the city council decided to revisit the matter. A meeting to hold a study session July 8 ran off the rails as protesters chanted "USA, USA" and assailed council members over the vote to remove the Pledge of Allegiance from their public meetings.
President Trump appears to be targeting the Midwest as he mounts his 2020 re-election campaign. He mentioned winning Minnesota in his Tweet, and is becoming a regular visitor to Wisconsin, where he will make a stop Friday to push for congressional approval of the new trade deal with Mexico and Canada. The White House says Trump will visit Derco Aerospace, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin and provides parts, logistics and repair services to fixed-wing aircraft.