Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is playing the blame game for his city’s rampant crime on President Trump and the Justice Department. At CNN’S citizen conference in New York, Obama’s former Chief of Staff opined, “It’d be nice to have a Justice Department that works with you [rather] than try to exaggerate problems.” Emanuel’s remarks come after President Trump called out Chicago officials for failing to “do their job” and stop the violence. Curiously, Emanuel was not clear on what exactly the Trump administration was exaggerating and has yet to dispute the 455 homicides in Chicago this year or the 650 last year. Per usual, the solution is as plain as the nose on the liberal’s face. Gun control and Chicago’s crime wave don’t mix well.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel accused President Trump of exaggerating the Windy City’s crime problem for political gain, and added that “it’d be nice to have a Justice Department that works with you than try to exaggerate problems.”
There were 650 homicides in the city last year and 762 in 2016; so far this year, there have been 455 homicides in Chicago, according to the Sun-Times’ list. Most of the deaths have been due to gun violence.
“We’re going to straighten it out. We’re going to straighten it out fast. There’s no reason for what’s going on there,” Trump said earlier this month at a law enforcement convention in Orlando. “I know the law enforcement people in Chicago, and I know how good they are. They could solve the problem if they were simply allowed to do their job and do their job properly and that’s what they want to do. So Chicago, we are going to start working with you as of today.”