Skip to comments.Trump calls Pritzker, Lightfoot failures on Chicago gun violence
Posted on 06/28/2020 3:36:44 AM PDT by PBRCat
Republican President Donald Trump lashed out Friday night at Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot over Chicagos gun violence, saying the two had put their own political interests ahead of the lives of residents and insisting that law and order was needed.
In a letter, Trump also used the violence issue as a jumping off point to attack the state and city for high taxes and burdensome regulations, contending Pritzker and Lightfoots insatiable appetite for taxes has led people to flee Illinois.
A Pritzker spokeswoman said Trumps letter was a press stunt aimed at serving as a distraction from his long list of failures, especially his response to the deadly coronavirus and nationwide calls for racial justice.
Lightfoot, who delights in blasting Trump, responded with a statement saying she doesnt need leadership lessons from Trump and accusing him of using victims of gun violence to try to score cheap political points.
I am concerned it is another example of your lack of commitment to the vulnerable citizens who are victims of this violence and a lack of respect for the men and women in law enforcement, Trump wrote of Pritzker and Lightfoot.
Unfortunately, you continue to put your own political interests ahead of the lives, safety, and fortunes of your own citizens. The people of Chicago deserve better.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
President Donald J. Trumps Letter to the Governor of Illinois and Mayor of Chicago — June 26, 2020
Would anyone think that criminals would care about the rules? So why not take them and lock them up.
It is an excellent letter. Well worth a read.
“Lightfoot responded with a statement saying she doesnt need leadership lessons from Trump.”
She definitely needs leadership lessons from somebody. Lightfoot failed to contain the riots that destroyed much of the downtown business district because she could not bear the thought of the police employing anti-riot gear while her own home was surrounded by police.
Lightfoot has been an abysmal failure by almost any measure.
Chicago has a mass murder every weekend with guns and the leftist media ignores every single one.
Trump should Twitter the weekly shooting/death statistics from Chicago. Every Monday, Twitter the previous wekend’s statistics. Just like the Media used to do with the death counts in Vietnam.
Do it on Parler.
He could simply tweet out https://heyjackass.com/ once a week. Anyone can see it for themselves...
Failure to confront generational welfare dependency, drug addiction, broken families, illiteracy, and related things and smile big in front of the cameras. Very much the Democrat way.
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