Unhindged Chicago Mayor: ‘What I Really Want to Say To Trump ‘Begins with F, Ends with U” [Video]
Big words from a mayor whose city has descended into chaos as the local government has all but abandoned the police and citizens there. Chicago has seen an unprecedented spike in violence from Floyd rioters. Just this morning a Chicago officer was dragged through the streets by what Democrats are calling 'peaceful protesters'.
Now, the Chicago Mayor wants to redirect the dumpster fire her city has become back onto the President. Inadvertently blaming him for the death of Floyd and the riots that followed. Her vile statement was in response to the President's comments urging local governments to take control of their cities:
"These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. [I] 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. Thank you! Looting leads to shooting, and that’s why a man was shot and killed in Minneapolis on Wednesday night — or look at what just happened in Louisville with 7 people shot. I don’t want this to happen, and that’s what the expression put out last night means."
The Chicago mayor, Lori Lightfoot responded:
"It’s impossible for me as a black woman who has been the target of blatant racism over the course of my life not to take the killing of George Floyd personally. Watching that poor man beg for his life and for the ability to breathe and then watching the life leave him there on the streets I felt angry, I feel sickened and a range of other emotions all at once,” Lightfoot said at a moving press briefing Friday.
Being black in America shouldn’t be a death sentence."
Let me say one other thing. Donald Trump’s comment last night was profoundly dangerous. And we must stand in firm solidarity and say this is totally unacceptable no matter who is the speaker.
“His goal is to polarize to destabilize local government and to inflame racists’ urges. And we can absolutely not let him prevail. And 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.’
Here's more of the clip (though not all of it), where Mayor Lightfoot talks about her experience as a Black woman seeing the video of George Floyd being killed.
"Being Black in America should not be a death sentence." pic.twitter.com/Lx55cuR4hb
— Kelly Bauer (@BauerJournalism) May 29, 2020
Lightfoot has offered little support on the local level to the Chicago police department. As a whole, the city has been left to fend for itself during these riots and the horrendous aftermath of her inaction is too big to ignore. Lightfoot's claim that the President is trying to point out the failures of Democratic leadership is almost a joke in itself- they are failing and that has become more painfully obvious through the course of both the pandemic and the riots.