Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Warns ‘Karen’ White House Press Sec: ‘Watch Your Mouth’
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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany picked the right one on Thursday after she lashed out at Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, dubbing her “the derelict mayor of Chicago.”

According to NBC Chicago, McEnany tried to come for Lightfoot during a White House press briefing, saying that the mayor should ask for federal help to fight gun violence in the city, adding that the “derelict mayor of Chicago” is “doing a very poor job at protecting her streets.”

This is far from the first time that Donald Trump or those involved in his administration have targeted the Windy City, which is probably why Lightfoot stays ready.

Lightfoot tweeted out a screen capture of McEnany’s comments, simply clapping back “Hey, Karen. Watch your mouth.”

Of course, the mayor’s use of “Karen,” commonly used to refer to entitled white women, drew attention, with the mayor’s tweet racking up thousands of likes, comments and retweets.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 13: White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing at the White House on July 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. On Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump will participate in a roundtable discussion with citizens positively impacted by law enforcement. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 13: White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing at the White House on July 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. On Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump will participate in a roundtable discussion with citizens positively impacted by law enforcement. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Still, McEnany didn’t back down, this morning tweeting back “While you’re focused on words, America is outraged by the violence perpetuated in your city, and claiming that Trump is “taking action to stop violence in our streets.”

“He’s offered your city help. It’s a dereliction of duty not to take it,” she added.

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