Liberal mayors across the country, particularly in the most crime-infested cities of America, continue to display a complete disregard for their citizens. Among them is the-once-great city of Chicago. Chicago has experienced a troubling crime wave, but when looking at Mayor Lightfoot’s actions…it’s easy to see why. She simply is not protecting the citizens of Chicago. Lightfoot has been critical of the police, supported defunding them, and blatantly rejects any federal help from Trump.
Chicago scenes that can be likened to a war zone prompted the Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara to write President Trump a letter on July 18 asking for help. In the letter, Catanzara called Lightfoot a “complete failure” and asked Trump for assistance in combating the violence and increased criminal activity.
While Lightfoot is allowing the people of Chicago to be murdered, it’s the police asking for back-up to help save their lives. How does Lightfoot respond to those trying to decrease crime in her city? By immature, name-calling text messages. Lightfoot called Catanzara a “cartoon character” and “clown,” according to Gregg Jarrett. One who is “desperate for relevance” the messages read.
Fifty-nine people were shot, three fatally, over the weekend in Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Chicago. https://t.co/jORhwee9gk
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) July 27, 2020
Mayor Lightfoot doubled down on her words at a news conference.
“In the middle of everything that’s going on, in a craven political move, this man waved his hand to President Trump and invited him to bring federal troops into our city, a la Portland,” she told reporters. “We have tried to engage him in a constructive way. He refuses to do so because he’s more interested in trying to make himself a political figure rather than to be a leader.” She concluded, “I don’t take back one word that I said.”
When Trump spoke out against the violence ravaging Democrat-controlled cities in June, Lightfoot reacted by stating she does not “need leadership lessons” from the president.
A completely asinine statement by @chicagosmayor @LoriLightfoot!!! Why is the violence happening in Chicago and not the cities from where you say the guns come from? You’re an idiot! Stop blaming others for your failed leadership! https://t.co/M4qtZndJk4
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) July 27, 2020
On July 16, 2020, Breitbart News reported Lightfoot responded to Trump’s idea of the federal government stepping in by calling for more gun control. Two of the central controls she demanded were universal background checks and an “assault weapons” ban. She did not mention the Chicago-area already has an “assault weapons” ban, thanks to a Cook County prohibition.