Trump v. Chicago Police Superintendent: Puts ‘Criminals and Illegal Aliens’ First
President Trump has faced his fair share of boycotts from lawmakers across the country such as Minneapolis where he was still received by record numbers of supporters. Today was the same story, different city. Trump spoke at a law enforcement conference in Chicago where he blasted the cities Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson for the rapid increase of violent crimes.
Superintendent Johnson boycotted the president’s speech in Chicago and Mayor Lori Lightfoot refused to meet with Trump. Johnson admitted to having “personal feelings” about Trump saying “I have to take into account, not just my personal feelings about it, but our core values as a city…we are nothing without trust and with some of our communities under siege, it just doesn’t line up with our city’s core values along with my personal values.”
Trump did not disagree: “I want Eddie Johnson to change his values and to change them fast.” Trump blamed Chicago’s policies which Johnson seems to side with, for the horrible murder rate the Windy City suffers from. “It’s embarrassing to us as a nation…All over the world they’re talking about Chicago. Afghanistan is a safe place by comparison” said Trump.
As part of Trump’s visit, he was there to sign an executive order establishing the “Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice.” While there, Trump “repeatedly slammed Johnson for the city’s rampant gun violence, while saying rank-and-file officers deserve a leader who has their backs and ‘who sides with you.”
Ultimately Trump pointed to the poor liberal policies, most notably former Mayor Rahm Emmanuel’s, that have been plaguing Chicago for decades. “People like Johnson put criminals and illegal aliens before the citizens of Chicago…Those are his values and, frankly, those values to me are a disgrace.” The President also referenced that Chicago is a “sanctuary city” where there is no cooperation with immigration officials.
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