Donald Trump launches attack on New York and Chicago following violence on the weekend of July 4, accusing them of allowing “criminal gangs to take over certain democratic-controlled cities”
- President Trump chased New York and Chicago in a series of tweets after gun violence gripped both cities over the weekend of July 4
- Trump quoted his acting home security secretary, Chad Wolf, as saying on Monday that ‘angry, violent, criminal mafia’ are taking over
- The president, a hardliner on immigration policy, also suggested that so-called Sanctuary City status in New York and Chicago had an impact
- There is no evidence that immigrants – nor Black Lives Matter activists – were primarily responsible for the July 4 shootings
- Eleven people died in two days in New York, while fifteen people died in Chicago, including a seven-year-old girl
President Trump went after New York and Chicago in a series of tweets after gun violence gripped both Democrat-run cities over the weekend of July 4.
“This is no longer about peaceful protest, it’s about angry, violent, criminal gangs taking over certain (democrat-run) cities. It’s a lack of political leadership in that city, ” said Trump, citing Chad Wolf, his acting Secretary of Homeland Security, who appeared on ‘Fox & Friends’ Monday morning.
Trump tagged New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio in that tweet, but the president also bumped into Chicago and tweeted that they both “ play the Sanctuary City map, protecting criminals. ” .
President Trump went after New York and Chicago in a series of tweets after both cities were rocked by gun violence during the July holiday weekend
President Trump quoted his Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, who appeared on ‘Fox & Friends’ Monday morning
President Trump also suggested that so-called ‘Sanctuary City’ status in New York and Chicago contributed to the revival of gun violence
Police officers in Chicago investigate the scene of a city shooting on Sunday. In the Windy City, dozens of people were shot and injured last weekend
“Maybe they will have to change their ways (and think!),” Said the President.
So-called sanctuary cities don’t work with federal immigration services to deport residents.
Democrats argue that communities are safer because undocumented migrants will be less reluctant to report crime.
Trump has constantly tried to link crime to the status of cities in the holy city.
There was no evidence that immigrants – nor Black Lives Matter activists – were primarily responsible for the July 4 shootings.
CBS affiliate in Chicago reported On Monday morning, nearly 80 people had been shot in Chicago since Friday evening.
Fifteen people died, while 12 of the shooting victims were minors.
The youngest victim was 7-year-old Natalia Wallace, who was shot in the forehead while playing outside in a garden.
On Sunday, Trump made similar statements to New York and Chicago – saying he would send federal funds if asked
The president also criticized those who called for police scams. In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, activists have pushed for “police scams” – to take money from law enforcement officers and send it to schools and social services
Eleven people died in two days in New York. There were 30 shootings and 48 shootings. Ten were considered murders, according to WABC.
On Sunday evening, Trump made similar statements about the two cities.
Democrats want to defuse and abolish the police. This is despite the low crime rates in the cities they run. CRAZY!’ the president wrote.
Since George Floyd’s death on Memorial Day, which resulted in ‘Black Lives Matter’ demonstrations across the country and worldwide, activists have said they want to ‘scam the police’ – give less taxpayers’ money and reassign it to schools and other community services.
In another tweet on Sunday evening, the President volunteered to send federal aid to Chicago and New York to respond to the shootings.
“Federal government ready, willing and able to help, if asked!” Trump said.