Mayor Lightfoot urges Chicagoans to snitch on fed agents sent to protect city; Trump meets with victim’s families


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Instead of urging her constituents to cooperate with federal authorities as they investigate and attempt to put a stop to the horrific crime engulfing her city, far-left Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot chose on Wednesday to attack President Donald Trump.

Responding to the president’s decision to send federal law enforcement officers to Chicago (and other cities) “to help drive down violent crime,” she held a press conference during which she accused him of not actually caring about the victims of violent crime, told her constituents to call 911 immediately if they see federal authorities doing anything “that doesn’t look right” and threatened to file suit if federal authorities misbehave.

I’m calling on all Chicagoans, if you see something that doesn’t look right, please don’t hesitate to report it. Call 911, call 311. We are going to remain diligent, and if we see any steps out of line, particularly with DHS or Border Patrol, we are not going to hesitate to take the president to court and stop any unconstitutional actions,” she said.


She also slammed the president for meeting with the victims of violent crime.

Make no mistake about it. What happened today in Washington, D.C., with those poor families, was a political stunt. There has been no goodwill from this family for our cities to do what is necessary to help us address local issues,” she added during another portion of the presser.

Watch the full presser below:

While Lightfoot spent all of Wednesday trashing the president both at the presser and on her Twitter feed, the president held his own presser alongside the family members of men, women and children who’ve died because of the violence in Chicago.

Among the family members was Sharrell Jones, whose 14-year-old son was murdered during the July 4th weekend weeks earlier.

“On Independence Day, 14-year-old Vernado Jones, Jr., was playing basketball with friends in a Chicago park when he was senselessly killed in a massacre that left eight people dead or wounded. Vernado’s mother Sharrell is here with us today. And, Sharrell, please know that all Americans mourn by your side,” the president said.

“We will carry your son’s memory. He will not be forgotten, Sharrell. Thank you very much. Thank you for being here, Sharrell. Thank you very much. It was a great honor to meet you before. Thank you.”

Watch the full presser below:

Like other members of the far-left, Lightfoot takes umbrage to the recent use of federal authorities to quell the weeks of violence that have plagued Portland, Oregon.

To hear members of the left tell it, the violence and attacks on federal buildings in Portland erupted as a result of the president’s intervention. But in reality, that’s a lie. The violence had been happening for weeks, with one of the most devastating attacks occurring on July 4th.

“On July 4th, Portland’s thirty-ninth consecutive night of protests, more than a thousand people assembled in front of the Justice Center and Federal Courthouse downtown,” according to the award-winning journalists at Bellingcat.

“They began launching dozens of commercial-grade fireworks into the concrete facades of both buildings, prompting a response from the police and federal agents inside both buildings. What followed resembled nothing so much as a medieval siege.”

Likewise, the violence in Chicago had been growing for weeks and months before the president finally intervened, with the city now “on track to have its deadliest year in nearly two decades,” as reported Wednesday by Newsweek.

The report came only about a month and a half after Chicago experienced its most violent day in 60 years as 18 people were killed in the span of just 24 hours.

Lightfoot believes the solution to this longtime epidemic is to implement even stricter gun control laws.

“There are too many damn guns on our streets,” she said during Wednesday’s briefing.

She likewise retweeted the following from tyrannical far-left activist Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action:

Yet Illinois and the city of Chicago in particular already boast some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country, as noted by her social media critics.



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