Donald Trump recently stated that if Chicago doesn’t fix ‘the horrible carnage going on,’ he’ll take controversial and concerning action.
Just days into Donald Trump's presidency, the new Commander-in-Chief has already threatened the city of Chicago.
He wrote via Twitter (of course) that he will send in ‘the Feds’ if violence doesn’t cease.
According to reports, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said there have been 38 murders and 182 shooting incidents this year, slightly lower than Trump's reported numbers. Nonetheless, last year was one of the bloodiest in Chicago since the 1990s.
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Following Trump's recent statements, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson responded, "The Chicago Police Department is more than willing to work with the federal government to build on our partnerships with DOJ, FBI, DEA and ATF and boost federal prosecution rates for gun crimes in Chicago.”
Prior to becoming the 45th President, Trump repeatedly invoked Chicago's violence rate during his campaign while pledging to fix crime in America's "inner cities."
During his inauguration speech, he also referred to crime and gangs––along with poverty and poor education––while vowing, "This American carnage stops right here and stops right now."
This echoes a statement now on the White House website, which states, “Our country needs more law enforcement, more community engagement and more effective policing.”
Following Trump’s tweet regarding Chicago, prominent civil rights leader Jesse Jackson responded to the idea of intruding on the city with additional law enforcement.