Trump calls on Illinois leaders to curb violence in crime-wracked Chicago

Donald Trump is fed up with Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D), who have both egregiously mishandled both the COVID-19 crisis and the ongoing violence within their jurisdictions.

Trump sent an order to Pritzker and Lightfoot on Friday, ordering them to take action to curb the escalating violence that has wracked the once-great city of Chicago for weeks.

Trump cited a Chicago Sun-Times article published on June 8th in his urgent warning to state leaders. The report detailed the devastating violence that took the lives of 18 Chicago residents in just 24 hours earlier this month. Though Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation and has been under Democrat leadership for decades, city leaders cannot get a handle on the violence — and it’s only getting worse.

The Sun-Times reported on Monday that over Fathers Day weekend, 104 people were shot in Lightfoot’s city, resulting in the deaths of 15. The violence in Chicago continues unchecked every single weekend, and Democrat state and city leaders refuse to do anything about it.

Trump slammed Pritzker and Lightfoot’s failure to protect residents in the strongly worded letter, writing:

Your lack of leadership on this important issue continues to fail the people you have sworn to protect. I am concerned it is another example of your lack of commitment to the vulnerable citizens who are victims of this violence and a lack of respect for the men and women in law enforcement.

Trump pointed out that the Democrat leaders had been all-too-willing to accept hundreds of millions of federal dollars to shore up law enforcement and public safety while still allowing crime rates to skyrocket in the city.

The president concluded the memo by admonishing Pritzker and Lightfoot that he is still willing to “tackle unresolved challenges” if both leaders are willing to “partisanship aside” and prioritize re-establishing law and order.

“If you are interested, I am willing to ask members of my Cabinet to meet with you and help devise a plan to make Chicago safe, since a successful formula has escaped both you and your predecessors,” Trump continued. “My Administration would also welcome the opportunity to engage with you and your colleagues as you develop bipartisan policy recommendations to improve policing and make our great cities safer for all.”

Lightfoot and Pritzker both spat in Trump’s face after the letter was delivered. “President Trump is a failure who has once again resorted to a press stunt in an attempt to distract from his long list of failures” A spokeswoman for Pritzker snarled.

“I don’t need leadership lessons from Donald Trump,” Lightfoot tweeted. “It is despicable, disgusting and all too typical. Same old tired playbook.”

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    1. yep that is the starting point, find out WHO is paying them a TAX FREE UNDER the TABLE BONUS, besides their TAX PAYER SALARY.

    2. I am so sick of these sleazers they should answer for the death of innocent people! Trump is RIGHT! She swore an oath to protect those citizens and is NOT doing it.! He total incompetence and IGNORANCE of how to handle the stuation is more than obvious. Families of lost ones should SUE the living lights off her and her comrades.!
      If it was one of her family members dead, she would sing to a different tune.! Listen to LEO TERRELL!

    3. Neither the Governor or the Major have a clue on how to handle violence. Yet they reject Federal help because it comes from the President. Well, the citizens of Illinois should do something at the ballot box and remove these two incompetent government employees and replace them with people willing to make changes to improve the lives of all citizens of Illinois. This is happening in almost all Democrat lead cities and states. Perhaps the good citizens of these locations need to wise up and change the leadership.

  1. The president better grow a pair of balls and stop the violence in this country because if he doesn’t he’s going to lose more votes than he can even imagine

      1. WHAT DOES ANYONE EXPECT FROM A TRUMP HATER AND A LIBERAL LOSER. TRUMP WAS POLITE & DIRECT. NOW THAT HE SAID WHAT WAS ON HIS MIND,2 WEEKS MAX THEN GO IN WITH FORCE AND CLEAN HOUSE RID THE STREETS OF VIOLENCE, DO WHAT THE SPINLESS “BALLESS” CHICAGO GOVERNMENT CAN’T DO & REFUSES TO DO, END THE CORRUPTION,SHOOTINGS,& DEATH. END THE FEDERAL ASSISTANCE UNTIL THEY GET THEIR SCHIT TOGETHER AND START WORKING AS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN MINDED, CITY & STATE GOVERNMENT.

      2. These two demonrat fools need to be removed ASAP and tried for sedition. They are incompetent at their best and evil at their worst. They need to be hung for their idiocy.

      1. THERE BOTH MONEY HUNGREY PEOPLE WHO RUN CHICAGO. VOTE THESE PEOPLE OUT IN NOVEMBER. INCLUDING CUOMO AND DE BLASIO. TWO LOSERS. REMEMBER CUOMO KILLED 4000 SENIORS BY PUTTING THEM WITH THE VIRUS FROM THE HOSPITAL INTO NURSING HOMES CUOMO SHOULD BE RESPONSABLE FOR ALL THERE LIVES ALL. CORRUPT DEMO RATS. VOTE THESE CROOKIT POLITICANS OUT.

        1. yes ( the demo/soro-communist) they don’t care about the AMERICANS, until the money stops from the AMERICAN TAXPAYER, or when the AMERICAN citizen starts to cost them money as in , MEDICARE SICK and the SOCIAL SECURITY , this is why they brought in the CCP FLU VIRUS-19, which should be called H-1 N-2 FLU VIRUS.

          1. You are so right, the coronavirus was developed by Fuaci under Obama and sent to China along with 3.7 million American taxpayers dollars to fund its development. So under the direction of the Democratic party by way of Obama and Fuaci we funded our own demise. It targets the older Americans, ones who have paid into social security and are now receiving benefits, so when they are killed off their money is there for the Democrats to line their pockets with.
            I have always said they want to kill off the older Americans so the money stays in the government coffers.

      2. He has offered fed. help to all these donkeys in power and they have ignored him. What else can he do?
        States are independent from the Fed Gov. Until they ask for help he can’t go in.
        They are doing it though to make him look bad, because they will twist the story and blame him like Cuomo is now saying its Trumps fault for the deaths in the Nursing homes of NY! Is he a liar or is he a LIAR! ?

        1. Start by cutting off all federal funds to the state and city. Obviously they are not using the money given to them by the fed for crime control etc. So, take it away until they decide they want the help.

    1. What about your liberal friends that run those liberal dumps there Mihael? That’s supposed to be their jobs.

    2. The President is not responsible for all the demo cities that are having such humongous murder rates. He has offered his help & they keep refusing. If he can do something since they want then he probably will.

    3. He can’t send in the National Guard unless they request it. If he overrides them and sends them in the flashback would be horrendous. He is in a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t “ position.

    4. He has the the equipment you mentioned.. and if they don’t take control there is little doubt he will do what it takes to take back the city from the lawless.

    5. He’s trying it’s the Democrats who are so stubborn and evil. God help this country when we have Democrats willing to do anything to paint a Trump as problem. Any person with a brain knows it is the Democrats who are all in on destroying our lives to get rid of Trump. They on Inauguration Day vowed they’d take him down. If people can’t see that than this country is in absolute danger.

    6. He can ONLY get involved when he is asked! If he did, he’d be called a dictator. if there is something in the Constitution that says he can! He would already be on IT! He REALLY cares about Americans.

  2. Chicago has been a Murder haven for so long it is hard to remember when it’s population could claim to be safe. Democrats don’t give two hoots about their people for anything other than their vote. It seems citizens are no more than a way to remain in power. the citizens of Chicago and other Democrat strong holds should revolt with their votes and show them who is really in charge and it sure as hell isn’t supposed to be elected official who ignore what is good for their people.

    1. With 70% of FATHERS absent from homes, its no wonder the blacks in Chicago have turned to quasi savages.

  3. I have to agree that something needs accomplished not later but now. The military needs to be called in at all these places where you have so much violence going on, as this crap needs to be nipped in the bud right now. The longer it lasts, the more people will become dissatisfied with the President as the old saying goes the buck stops here, well it stops at the top that is for sure. They need to kick butt and take names and lock up all these people who are causing havoc in this country. If it is allowed to continue all suumer, it will become more and more difficult for people to want to vote for Trump.

    1. It is up to STATE officials to stop the violence in THEIR states, and if President Trump was to send in the military, the demonrats would the their hands so tight nothing would be accomplished except have the demonrats and media downing him even more. You need to wake up and understand that the demonrat states are going to keep this crap up until vigilantes form to protect the decent law abiding citizens. People kept voting all these demonrat trash in, so now THEY NEED TO DEAL WITH WHAT THEY VOTED IN!!

    2. Trump is not the problem it’s the liberal Democrats.As long as this state is Democratic it will continue to be a hazard zone for all its people. You get what you ask for

    3. He can only do what is allowed in the Constitution! DOES ANYONE think he would not have already dropped the hammer on seattle for starters! VERY unlike past pres. do what they want and to H with the people.!

    4. Trump can’t violate the constitution, so he can only offer help, and if the Democratic leaders are too stupid to accept it, then all he can do is withdraw federal funds from these idiots.

  4. I moved out of Chicago in 1999, every time I see one of these stories I laugh all over again. Still they continue to elect the liberal dem bloodsucking parasitical ticks.
    I said, then, I say now, fence Chicago in No one in, no one out. Go by at 8:00 every morning throw more ammo over the fence.

  5. perhaps you should note the majority of violent shootings in our Great country are in Democrat cities/ and states. dems have had afew generations to improve this. You have the balls Mr Black to demand Trump fix this!!!

  6. Hog Head AND Larry Lighthead ARE BOTH MORNS WHO HAVE NO CLUE ON HOW TO RUN THE CITY OR STATE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Eventually, the people of Chicago and Illinois will figure out the problem is with their leadership, and they will vote Republican.

  8. These two are just sorry and do not care how many people die in thier city/state as long as they’re getting money and votes. Both need to be removed and let someone who knows what theyre doing run the show. And as someone said earlier in a post that ONLY democrap states and cities are very badly ran. Blame it on trump if it makes you feel better but you two are just sorry. WAKE UP ONES WHO VOTE DEMOCRAT!!! ITS6NOT GOING TO GET BETTER

  9. If they refuse to do the job they were elected to do and swore lathes to do then make them repay American citizens and remove them by force. I agree fence it off, remove all children and throw ammo over to them to finish each other off.

  10. Keep voting for demorats who sit back and watch the KILLlING in every demorats’
    Cities. Do you really think they give a demarats ass! All you guys are to them is a vote. You get nothing from them.
    They let you get guns, drugs, go without jobs. Keep you on food stamps. I would be pissed off also if my elected officials didn’t do their jobs!
    Vote for President Trump. GIVE IT A GO

  11. You may not like Trumps manners, you may hate that he speaks his mind, but he gets results which is more than most lifelong politicians.

  12. Lightfoo and Pritzker both spat in Trump’s face after the letter was delivered.
    A spokeswoman for Pritzker snarled. “President Trump is a failure who has once again resorted to a press stunt in an attempt to distract from his long list of failures” ANS. Would you please provide a list of these failures
    “I don’t need leadership lessons from Donald Trump,” Lightfoot tweeted. “It is despicable, disgusting and all too typical. Same old tired playbook.” ANS. Well Lori clubfoot, judging from the results, your playbook hasn’t been working too well now has it?

    1. What is Lightheads list of accomplishments!! Let her compare hers to Trump’s. Does she donate her salary to others???

  13. The Brothers in Chicago are just doing what they do best, killing each other! Why stop a natural act? In their countries of origin they still use machetes. It’s a cultural appropriation that they use guns. Something their culture never envisioned in Africa. Sharp sticks and clubs until British gave them steel.

  14. The Demonrats continually promote crime and violence, as they intend to make life so bad that people will allow their rights to be stripped from them by a police state, just to stop the continuous violence and crime. And look at their actions during the crisis, forcing nursing homes to accept Covid patients, thus ensuring more elderly people die of it. They promoted rioting, by teaming their BLM racists up with their Fascist Antifa group, and arming them with stockpiles of gas cans and piles of bricks.

  15. That’s exactly what the far left is hoping will happen. They think they can just sit back and let crime increase wreaking havoc on all of us and do nothing to prevent it. They believe they can lay blame on Trump for their inactions. This will somehow lead to more votes for the far left and less votes for Trump. See it for what it is and do not let the left get away with this reckless attempt to regain power. What they are attempting to do is the lowest of all the lows and they do not deserve the chance to ever lead this country again! This is absolute proof the far left can’t be trusted to manage our government lawfully under our Constitution. They (the left) have forgotten it’s “We The People” who choose those who will lead this great nation. We shall not fall victim to their desperate and corrupt means of attempting to steal power as to force our country into Socialism. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!

  16. THE ACTIONS THAT THE GOVERNOR AND MAYOR HAVE TAKEN TO PROTECT THE CITIZENS OF CHICAGO ARE “DISGRACEFUL” THE PEOPLE OF CHICAGO SHOULD BE “OUTRAGED” AT THEIR LACK OF HOW THE INNOCENT PEOPLE ARE CARED FOR……..CHICAGO HAS BEEN RUN BY THE DEMS AND THEY HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT KILLINGS EVERY WEEKEND FOR AS LONG AS THEY HAVE BEEN IN CHARGE?????????? TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY…..AREN’T YOU SAD AND TIRED OF BURYING YOUR FAMILIES????????? DON’T YOU WANT CHICAGO TO CHANGE?????? THE QUICKEST WAY TO GET CHANGE IS TO VOTE THE DEMS “OUT”!!!!!!!! STOP THE KILLING!!!!! THE #’S SEEM TO BE INCREASING EVERY WEEK??????…..THEN YOU BLAME THE POLICE??????? A LOT OF THE POLICE ARE ALSO BLACK AND THEY GET KILLED!!!! IT LOOKS LIKE IF YOU OWN A FUNERAL PARLOR IN CHICAGO………YOU ARE WEALTHY!!!!!!! I SHOULD LOOK UP HOW MANY THERE ARE??? BEING A MORTICIAN.. MUST BE A BIG CAREER GETTER FOR THE KIDS IN SCHOOL?????????? TO THE GOVERNOR AND MAYOR…….YOUR SHOULD TRY BEING SUCH THAT TYPE OF FAILURE……MAYBE THERE WOULD NOT BE SOOOOOOO MANY KILLINGS??????? THIS IS A PRESIDENT WHO WORKS 24/7 FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE…….”AND” DOES NOT GET PAID……WHY DON’T YOU TRY IT?????? COWARDS….STUFFING YOUR POCKETS WITH TAX DOLLARS!!!!!!!!

  17. The loony liberal leftist dumbazzocraps are 1000 times more dangerous to Americans and the world than any virus you could imagine. They, like the CCP, want one thing and that is power at ALL costs. They want to control your life just like Xi Jinping does in China. They have the financial support of Soros, The Ford Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Tom Steyer, Bloomberg, etc.. The riots, the new green deal, defunding the police, lock downs, etc. are all tools they are using to gain that control. They no longer are a political party but they are a DOMESTIC TERRORIST ORGANIZATION. If we do not reelect PRESIDENT TRUMP in November you might just as well bend over and kiss your arse good bye because you livelihood, your property, your wealth, your health, your freedom, EVERYTHING will be gone.

  18. I Live In The Hell That Is Chicago. I Can Attest To The Failure Of Mayor Lightfoot and Governor Pritzker To Protect The Citizens. Since All This Crap Started They Have Sat By , Letting Rioting And Looting And Arson And Downright Robbery Go On. They Have Allowed Mobs Of Dangerous, “Protestors “, To Overrun Our Streets. “Protestors “ WHAT A LAUGH, These Weren’t Peaceful Protestors. These Were Mobs Of Dangerous People, But Mayor Lightfoot’s Main Concern Was Protecting Her Office Building. On the second night of Rioting “Protests “ here in Chicago, my Daughter A First Responder On The Chicago Fire Department was sent to Downtown Chicago, Not Her Normal Area, to help
    With the Rioting. She’s down there literally Risking Her Life To Protect People, Who Are In Return Throwing Bricks, Rocks, and Bottles Of Urine At Her And The Other Fire Department Workers Out There. And Under Mayor Lori Lightfoots Order The Police Were To Stand All Around AND DO NOTHING !
    Do Nothing To Stop The Violence. Do Nothing To Protect My Daughter And The Other Brave Emergency Responders. THEY WEREN’T EVEN ALLOWED TO PROTECT THEMSELVES.
    AND THESE IDIOTS TALK ABOUT DEFUNDING THE POLICE !!!
    I Think Rational Citizens Should Bann Together AND DEFUND THE MAYOR !
    AND DEFUND THE GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS ! That’s where the problem is.
    Not With The Police, Who Risk Their Lives Everyday Here, Not With Trump.
    As You Well See, He Keeps Offering To Help Them, And In turn would Greatly Be Helping The People Of Chicago, But NO,
    THEY’D RATHER SPIT IN HIS FACE, then to ADMIT THAT THEY HAVE FAILED ALL THE CITIZENS OF CHICAGO AND ILLINOIS, AND MAYBE THE PEOPLE WANT TRUMPS HELP . Did They Bother To Ask Us ? No they take it upon themselves to Answer for EVERYONE.
    I’m Sick To Death Of This City And Their Crooked Politics.
    Hope To Move To A Peaceful City Sometime Soon. I Can’t Take Their Buracratic Bull**** Anymore !!!!!!!

  19. What most people don’t realize that Trump is acting according to the Constitution. By the ‘Posse Comitatus Act of 1878’ the president is limited on how he can use federal troops on American soil but there is an exception to.the rule of law and that is in the instances of civil disorder, insurrection and rebellion. The president must first publish an order to cease the civil disorder, insurrection and rebellion and if the actors do not cease he can then send in federal troops with orders to quell the threat. The ‘Insurrection Act of 1804’ gives him the power to act but the other act suited here limits that power. Trump is no fool when it comes to the Liberal Socialistic Democratic party. He understands he must follow the law to not give them any form of power. He can after a period of time send in the troops now that he has issued the ‘Cease and Desist’ order.

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