Viral hashtag ‘ThingsSaferThanRahmsChicago’ prompts most hilarious responses of the year!

Donald Trump took a jab at leftist Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and inadvertently launched a viral Twitter hashtag.

The president-elect lamented Chicago’s “record-setting” murder rate in 2016, and said if Emanuel can’t handle it, he should ask for federal help.

While Chicago is the nation’s third-largest city, it had 762 homicides in 2016 — more than New York and Los Angeles combined. Chicago’s shocking murder rate is higher than it has been in 20 years.

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What’s more, shootings in 2016 skyrocketed to 4,385 (both fatal and non-fatal), from 2,900 the previous year despite the fact that Chicago has some of the strictest gun-control laws in the United States.

Twitter immediately piled on Rahm Emanuel for his city’s inexcusable crime statistics. The hashtag #ThingsSaferThanRahmsChicago yielded some hilarious Twitter gems:

Some remarked that war zone Iraq is safer than Rahm’s Chi-raq.

One Twitter user said you’re safer accepting a drink from Bill Cosby than walking the streets of Chicago.

Another Twitter user said you’d be better off sharing a needle with HIV-infected drug addict Charlie Sheen than hanging out in Chicago, which has had a Democratic mayor since 1927. Just sayin’.

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