Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday had some selection letters for President Trump: “F” and “U.”
Ms. Lightfoot was firing again in opposition to Mr. Trump over feedback he made relating to the protests in Minnesota that erupted after the demise of George Floyd, which has renewed a nationwide dialog over race and policing.
“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,” Ms. Lightfoot, who’s black, mentioned at a information convention.
Democrats throughout the nation took offense after Mr. Trump slammed the mayor of Minneapolis and vowed to crack down on the protesters with navy drive.
“These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen,” Mr. Trump tweeted early Friday morning. “Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way.”
“Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” he mentioned.
Responding to the outrage over his remarks, Mr. Trump doubled down later within the day, saying that “looting leads to shooting” and that’s the reason a person was killed throughout the protests in Minneapolis and 7 extra folks have been shot in Louisville.
“I don’t want this to happen, and that’s what the expression put out last night means. … It was spoken as a fact, not as a statement,” he mentioned. “It’s very simple, nobody should have any problem with this other than the haters, and those looking to cause trouble on social media. Honor the memory of George Floyd!”
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