Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot lambasted the idea that Trump might send federal troops to protect federal property as crime skyrockets in her city. In 2020, murders up 51%. Shootings are up 47%. But hey, never mind that over a dozen people were shot in broad daylight outside a funeral home.
She tweeted, “Mr. President or not—I don’t care one bit what your name is. I will not allow troops in Chicago, and I will do everything in my power to stop you.”
She claimed the federal troops would have no idea how to navigate Chicago. If we took several of her aldermen at their word, it is Lightfoot who has no idea about her city.
Maybe if she was more proactive in stemming the violence, Mr Trump would have no requirement to send troops. The irony came from an MSNBC interview with local Chicago residents who openly said, “federal help” would be most welcome to put an end to the warzone conditions. Who knew? We guess that Lightfoot’s own taxpayer-funded private security allows her to sleep soundly at night.
Sounds more like Lightfoot’s well-documented TDS as opposed to her utter lack of leadership.
Perhaps she needs to deputize the Census Cowboy to law enforcement instead?