As violent crime continues to increase in Chicago, Mayor Lightfoot has found yet another way to avoid addressing the issue–she’s bashing the White House Press Secretary.
We’ve seen that the Mayor of Chicago has been focusing on enforcing lockdowns and compliance with the 2020 Census with silly stunts instead of dealing with the real issue in Chicago–the spike in homicides.
Violent crime in the city of Chicago has been ramping up in recent years.
In the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis and the wave of anti-racism turned anti-law enforcement protests that swept across the country, a disturbing rise in violent crime has also followed.
On May 30, the city of Chicago recorded it’s most deadly day in 60 years–18 people were murdered and another 85 people were shot in one 24-hour period.
The Chicago Sun-Times maintains a database of every homicide victim in the Windy City for 2020. It lists the name, age, gender, race, location, date, and cause of death. It’s heartbreaking to read through knowing that each of those names represents a life, and has left mourning family members and friends. To date, there have been 387 homicides in Chicago in 2020.
For some reason, the city that has been run exclusively by Democrats for decades isn’t getting any better tackling the rampant violence in any meaningful way. Perhaps there’s a reason hidden in there somewhere…
But this is a thing that people are not permitted to say, apparently.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was on the receiving end of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s ire when she dared suggest that the mayor do her job.
Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot hit out at White House press secretary Kaleigh McEnany Thursday calling her a ‘Karen’ for saying she’s a ‘derelict mayor’.
McEnany was answering reporter questions during a press briefing earlier Thursday when she made several sharp comments about the mayor and accused her of ‘doing a very poor job at securing her streets’.
The press secretary also said she believed Lightfoot should ask for federal help in ending a recent spike in violence in Chicago.
Mayor Lightfoot bluntly responded to the Press Secretary’s comments on Twitter, “Hey, Karen. Watch your mouth.”
Hey, Karen. Watch your mouth. pic.twitter.com/zhjRyokKD5
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) July 16, 2020
Is anyone going to mention that calling someone a “Karen” on the internet has become a racial slur?
The internet pejorative calling people “Karen” has taken on a racial connotation as it is generally used to describe pushy, privileged, middle-aged white women who complain about everything and are potentially racist. People suggested that it was “racism” that prompted “Central Park Karen” to threatened to call the police on a black bird watcher after both individuals behaved badly in the exchange.
The Chicago-Sun Times published the urban dictionary definition of Karen as “the stereotypical name associated with rude, obnoxious and insufferable middle-aged white women,” and reported that a source close to Lightfoot confirmed that the Mayor used the term “in that context.”
Mayor Lightfoot is admitting to using a racial slur. Got it.
All because she didn’t like getting called out by the White House Press Secretary.
McEnany was later asked about a previous comment made by Trump that white people are killed just as often as black people by police officers.
During the course of her answer, the press secretary again brought up recent violence in Chicago.
‘I’ve listed for you the names of these kids who have died across this country. It is unacceptable, and under this President, he’ll take action,’ she said.
‘And the derelict mayor of Chicago should step up and ask for federal help because she’s doing a very poor job at securing her streets.’
Where is McEnany wrong, precisely?
This is why Mayor Lightfoot simply tweeted, “Hey, Karen. Watch your mouth,” instead of attempting to refute McEnany’s statements. It’s because she can’t, so the Mayor wants her to be quiet.
President Trump has made law and order a key pillar in his 2020 re-election campaign.
In June, the President sent a letter to both Mayor Lightfoot and Illinois Governor Pritzker to address the violent crime in Chicago. In the letter, he offers to assist Chicago as long as they tackle the crime, “Unlike previous Administrations of both parties, I am willing to tackle unsolved challenges. If you are willing to put partisanship aside, we can revitalize distressed neighborhoods in Chicago, together. But to succeed, you must establish law and order.” He added, “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.”
Can’t you see how the left’s “Bad Orange Man” is exerting his authority over the residents of Chicago and establishing totalitarian rule by the federal government against the will of the people? Oh, wait. That’s not happening at all. He’s calling for actual bipartisan input to solve the city’s problem.
On Wednesday, he addressed the situation in major cities and the federal response to the negligence of leadership in those cities.
‘We’ll have another announcement next week with the Attorney General, the FBI, and others concerning our cities, because the left-wing group of people that are running our cities are not doing the job that they’re supposed to be doing,’ Trump said.
‘And it’s not a very tough job to do if they knew what they were doing. So we’ll be talking about that next week and probably have an announcement as to what we’re planning to do to help them. They’re supposed to be asking for help, and they don’t want to ask,’ he added, referring to Mayor Lightfoot and her refusal to call for federal aid.
Source: Daily Mail
But remember, kids, it’s President Trump that’s the partisan bad guy.