Trump Calls Chicago More Dangerous Than Afghanistan

Trump traveled to Chicago and then called the city out.

Speaking to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the president said that Chicago’s high murder rate was worse than Afghanistan.

Trump said:

“It’s embarrassing to us as a nation. All over the world, they’re talking about Chicago. Afghanistan is a safe place by comparison, it’s true.”

Then the president went after Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who didn’t attend as a protest of Trump.

Speaking about Johnson, Trump said:

“Here’s a man that could not bother to show up for a meeting of police chiefs – the most respected people in the country – in his hometown and with the president of the United States. And you know why? It’s because he’s not doing his job.”

While Chicago still has a high murder rate, it ticked lower in 2018, down to 561 from 653 in 2017.  So far, there have been 436 murders this year.

In response to Trump, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tweeted:

…It was no surprise that Trump “brought his insulting, ignorant buffoonery to Chicago.”

“Luckily, in this city, we know the truth and we will not let anyone — no matter how high the office — denigrate who we are as a people or our status as a welcoming city.”


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  1. John Stuczynski

    More people are killed in Chicago on a weekly basis than military people are killed in war zones. Yet the mayor and police chief seem to ignore that fact. What is their purpose for letting all those young people getting killed? The city has the toughest gun laws and that does not do any good. Criminals seem to always get guns. But liberals want to take away the guns of law biding citizens. If you do that, criminals will be in charge.

  2. db

    Anyone who has lived in or near Chicago knows that the Democratically controlled city has been a nest of corruption since the first Mayor Richard Daily was in office. At least he knew how to run a city and keep the crime rate in check. Now days, the idiots are running the show and let the criminals run freely on the streets “in a gun free city where only the criminal have guns”. So when they say things like “Luckily, in this city, we know the truth and we will not let anyone — no matter how high the office — denigrate who we are as a people or our status as a welcoming city.” they are speaking out of their rear ends and spewing their brains out in the crapper. Since when can a Democrat tell the truth when a good lie of deception will support their view better?

  3. Howard X.T. Hughes

    As great as our country is, we still have areas that are not far from being like Nazi Germany, and Chicago is one of them. Boy I hate the DEM Libs and their evil agenda.Chicago is living proof, it never changes…only gets worse. I try not to even fly through there. As Bill Engvill says, “there is no cure for stupid’, and add “evil” onto that.

  4. Wade Dizdar

    President Obama on October 26, 2015 told Chicago PD it was doing an excellent and necessary job made much deadlier by “a national sensationalist media” always focusing and selling stories in a way that gets many people killed; the working cops and the urban poor. The story vanished, and must be searched. CBS com has a story.
    Lives are collateral, edited from the story to keep power in the right hands, all pubicity given to a Token–a skinny almost-diverse Obama or a fashion model Senator without the stuff to see to the integrity of her own limited views: simply the cover for others’ pork politics.
    It either furthers the agenda, you might label Bush-approved or it is not amenable to Blue Square the organized march.

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