Chicago Is 'Totally Out Of Control' & 'Needs Help,' Trump Says, Continuing To Not Help
By Rachel Cromidas in News on Feb 24, 2017 6:20AM
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President Donald Trump continues to bash Chicago's violence rates on Twitter, though he has yet to make any significant effort to address the entrenched, decades-old problems of segregation, poverty, and other complex issues that contribute to the city's gun violence.
Responding to the news that seven people were fatally shot in Chicago on Wednesday, making it the deadliest day in Chicago so far this year, Trump took to Twitter to tell the people that "what is going on there - totally out of control. Chicago needs help!"
Seven people shot and killed yesterday in Chicago. What is going on there - totally out of control. Chicago needs help!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2017
Some Twitter users, including Chicago expat Brandon Wall, were quick to point out that Trump appeared to get this latest revelation from reading the Drudge Report:
Ah, there it is pic.twitter.com/wWDAs5wbcn— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) February 24, 2017
Trump has slammed Chicago's gun violence toll on Twitter many times in the past, and he's also seemed to get inspiration for his Tweets from conservative-slanting news media. He's also borderline threatened to "send in the feds," though it's still unclear what exactly that would entail. However, the federal government has since reassigned 20 agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives to Chicago, so that's something.
In Wednesday's bloody shootings record, seven people were killed and six more were wounded, mostly on the South Side. The shooting victims included Wilteeah Jones, a 20-something-year-old woman who was pregnant with her first child, her boyfriend Malik Bingham, who were killed in Chatham.