Friday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot had some choice words for President Donald Trump’s vile and divisive rhetoric he has been spewing on his Twitter account. The Mayor said, “I have two words, one begins with F and it ends with U.” While addressing the media about the weekend’s violent protests and looting, Lightfoot doubled down on her comments.
Asked about it on Monday, Lightfoot said, “Anyone who is fomenting violence is doing wrong and we need to stand up united against that.
Lightfoot’s comments were her response to Trump tweeting a message that included, “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.” That was the President’s response to rioting in Minneapolis and elsewhere following the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed African American man who died after being asphyxiated by white Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin.
Lightfoot added the president cannot be allowed to divide and destabilize the country.
“His goal is to polarize, to destabilize local government and inflame racist urges. We can absolutely not let him prevail.”
Lightfoot then went on to say that the city will deploy workers from the departments of Streets and Sanitation, Water Management, Transportation, Buildings and other employees into neighborhoods on the South and West sides to assess damage, assist small businesses and chambers of commerce to start the process of rebuilding key commercial corridors.
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“I want you to hear from me, not only do I know that, I and we will be your partner in your rebuilding,” Lightfoot noted. “We will not let our city be in shambles.
“We will rebuild and the city of Chicago government will lead those rebuilding efforts. We are not going to leave our neighborhoods behind. That will not happen on my watch,” she said.
SOURCE: Chicago Tribune