President Donald Trump has not even been in office for a week and is already announcing maneuvers with the grace of a wounded cockroach. The former business mogul once again used his favorite vehicle of communication in Twitter to threaten the city of Chicago with eliminating its crime or he’s going to send in federal authorities to clean things up.
Tuesday night (Jan. 24), Trump tweeted that if Chicago didn’t address an increase in shooting and killings that he’ll take drastic measures in possibly sending federally mandated troops.
“If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible “carnage” going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!” tweeted President Trump. The tweet was retweeted over 47,000 times and sparked both supportive and detracting comments.
During his inaugural address, Trump spoke of gang violence across the country as an “American carnage” that he vows to stop. How the president intends to do this has yet to be determined or announced, but does continue a familiar speaking point Trump has maintained in his criticism of Chicago and is mayor, Rahme Manuel.