Awkward: Trump Supporters Protested Outside Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey's Office—But He Was at Home Celebrating Yom Kippur

Trump supporters led a protest outside the office of Minneapolis major Jacob Frey, chanting for more than half an hour before it became evident he was not there.

A small crowd of protesters visited the mayor's office a day ahead of President Donald Trump's rally in the city, following a Twitter spat between the commander-in-chief and the city mayor that saw Trump brand Frey a "lightweight mayor."

For his part, Frey suggested the president should pay for the additional policing and city costs required for the rally, which the Star Tribune reported cost more than $500,000, an amount the Trump campaign dismissed as "ridiculous."

It is this spat, combined with the estimated bill that Trump supporters view as the president being penalized by the Democrat mayor, that drew the small crowd to Frey's offices on Wednesday. The group chanted Trump's name, as well as chants supporting the police—whom Frey has banned from attending the rally in uniform.

"All were asking is that Mayor Frey would please represent all people in this situation. I didn't like Obama but I tell you I respected authority. I respected our government," one supporter told Minnesota CBS Local of the protest, while another member of the group explained that they wanted to let the mayor know that police should be able to use their uniforms if they want to "honor the president."

However, their chants went unheard by Frey, who was at home celebrating Yom Kippur, according to his office, the Tribune reported.

Frey had previously mentioned the cost of policing for Trump rally when the pair entered into a Twitter spat this week, while Trump lashed out at the police uniform ban.

"Someone please tell the Radical Left Mayor of Minneapolis that he can't price out Free Speech. Probably illegal! I stand strongly & proudly with the great Police Officers and Law Enforcement of Minneapolis and the Great State of Minnesota! See you Thursday Night!" Trump tweeted, later adding: "Thank you to Lt. Bob Kroll of the great Minneapolis Police Department for your kind words on @foxandfriends. The Police are fighting the Radical Left Mayor, and his ridiculous Uniform Ban. Actually, I LOVE the Cops for Trump shirts. Want to bring some home. I am with you 100%!!!!"

Frey responded: "Someone tell the President of the United States that he can afford to help pay for the extra time our officers will be putting in while he's in town."

The rally itself is expected to draw more than 70,000 people, according to Trump's campaign, which said more than 72,000 tickets had been requested for the event, while a counter-protest on Thursday is expected to draw crowds of up to 10,000 people and feature the travelling Trump baby balloon.