The lesson here is – not that the current White House ever learns – don’t mess with Mayor Lori Lightfoot. After White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany referred to Lightfoot as “the derelict mayor of Chicago” during a press briefing, the mayor clapped back, tweeting “Hey, Karen. Watch your mouth.”
Middle-aged White women — the type who demand to “speak to the manager” or call the police on Black people in innocent situations, have been dubbed “Karens.”
McEnany called Lightfoot “derelict” following a question about President Trump’s response to the death of Black people at the hands of police.
Lightfoot, a former assistant US attorney, is no stranger to taking on the White House. In May during a press conference, Mayor Lori Lightfoot lashed out at President Donald Trump for his tweet which promoted violence against Minneapolis protestors angered over the killing of George Floyd.
The Mayor, who is never one to hold back said, “I will code what I really want to say to Donald Trump. It’s two words. It begins with F and it ends with U.”
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the Mayor also has used videos and memes to encourage residents to follow stay at home orders.
Through a series of PSAs the Mayor promotes home activities and social distancing as cities across the country move to bend the curve of the pandemic.
To produce these video shorts, the Mayor’s Office teamed up with Chicago advertising agency, Havas, which worked pro-bono to create videos for use as another tool to engage hard to reach Chicagoans with practical public health tips.