Trump Calls out Chicago Leadership Amid Increasing Violence

President Trump called out Chicago’s police chief and leadership while speaking at an event there on Monday over the increasing violence in the city.

According to The Hill:

President Trump on Monday used his first trip to Chicago as president to tear into the city and its leadership, comparing its violence to Afghanistan and blasting officials as inept and disloyal to the U.S.

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The president addressed the annual conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, where he criticized the city’s crime rate and its policies protecting undocumented immigrants. He wasted little time blaming those issues on the city’s superintendent of police, Eddie Johnson, who boycotted the event.

“Here’s a man that could not bother to show up for a meeting of police chiefs … in his hometown and with the president of the United States. And you know why? It’s because he’s not doing his job,” Trump told the gathering of law enforcement officials.

Trump also hit Chicago over its “sanctuary city” policies, accusing Johnson of harboring undocumented immigrants at the expense of the safety of U.S. citizens and betraying his oath of duty.

The Chicago police chief did not attend the conference due to Trump’s values not aligning with his or the city’s.

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Donald
Donald
10 months ago

“Trump Calls out Chicago Leadership Amid Increasing Violence”
Rightfully so!!!

Bill Williams
10 months ago

Trump is the greatest…..

DJea3
DJea3
10 months ago

Obviously the problem is the CHief’s problem, not Trumps. The problem is that the people in that region ALLOW their leaders to not do their jobs and not enforce nor obey the law. The fact is that Trump was and is 100% correct. The man KNEW he COULD NOT ATTEND because he was not doing his job to begin with.

Robert POWELL
Robert POWELL
10 months ago

it dosn’t take a bloodhound to smell the corruption in chicago. if it gets any worse it is going to take the us marines to clean the city up.

TG
TG
10 months ago

Trump is 100% right. Chicago is a sh*thole and run by Democrats, so why should anyone be surprised? Keep electing Democrats and watch the city self-destruct.

Lea
Lea
10 months ago

I thought it was extremely rude for the Police Chief to be a NO SHOW. How can he expect any respect from his officers, if as Chief he can ignore the President coming to Chicago for his people in uniform?? It doesn’t matter about his Personal Feelings. Sometimes Law Enforcement leadership should set aside their personal feelings, and at least TRY.

Elo McMillan
Elo McMillan
10 months ago

Police chief is a loser in a job over his head.