Trump skewers big city Dems on crime: ‘It’s like living in hell’
President Trump once again rightly criticized Democrats who control America’s big cities, saying that for residents, “it’s like living in hell.” He specifically called out areas in Chicago that are “worse than Afghanistan.”
“The president made the remarks during a Fox News Town Hall after host Sean Hannity asked him about soaring crime in some big cities,” says the New York Post.
Trump slammed liberal, machine-run politicians in cities such as Detroit, Oakland and Baltimore — all governed by Democrats — for ignoring the needs of residents.
“They want help,” said Trump of big city residents, especially minorities. “These cities, it’s like living in hell.”
To defend her administration against Trump’s charges, Libby Schaaf, mayor of Oakland, resorted to the same kind of language that brought on the race and crime crisis in America and has sold out city residents.
“Hell is another four years of this racist in the White House,” Schaaf wrote.
Last year Oakland was named one of the most dangerous cities in America by independent safety and security company SafeWise, which analyzed FBI data that included violent crimes like assault, murder, rape and robbery.
Cities across the U.S. have seen increasing violence in recent weeks, not necessarily related to riots and vandalism caused by the Black Lives Matter protests.
In Chicago, literally hundreds have been shot this month, mostly Black Americans. In Detroit, 16 people were shot with one fatality last weekend. The Baltimore Sun, which has a homicide tracker on its site, says that there have been 160 homicides so far this year in Charm City.
Trump says he’s simply standing up for Black Americans.
“Everyone gets upset when I say it. They say, ‘Oh, is that a racist statement?’ It’s not a racist, said Trump, “frankly, Black people come up to me and say, ‘Thank you. Thank you, sir, for saying it.'”
Liberals concentrate on mass shootings as a source of crime they find unacceptable, but they ignore big city, everyday crime that falls inordinately on Black and minority victims.
The president praised Rudy Giuliani’s “stop and frisk” project, which helped to restore order when New York City crime was out of control throughout much of the early 1990s.
“It was a great thing he did for New York,” said the president. “And at some point, in the not-too-distant future, I’m going to do [something similar].”
Previously, Trump had threatened to intervene in Chicago with federal resources to stop the violence in the Windy City.
“If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24 [percent] from 2016), I will send in the Feds!,” he tweeted in 2017.
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