By Nick Gale, WLS-AM 890 News
(CHICAGO) — President Donald Trump had some harsh words for Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, who skipped the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference at McCormick Place.
Johnson skipped the event, previously saying that his views don’t align with the views of the president.
President Trump ripped into Johnson, saying that he has failed as a superintendent and points to the city’s murder rate as evidence.
“People like Johnson put criminals and illegal aliens before the citizens of Chicago and those are his values and frankly those values to me are a disgrace,” Trump said. The president offered to help Chicago saying, “there’s no place we’d rather help.”
Johnson later responded during a press conference, saying that he works to make Chicago a place where everyone feels welcome.
“If he is truly ready to roll up his sleeves to partner with us, so are we, as long as that partnership reflects who we are as Chicagoans,” Johnson said.
The president later attended a fundraiser at Trump Tower where he was met with some protestors.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot responded to the president’s visit via Twitter, tweeting: “It’s no surprise that @realDonaldTrump brought his insulting, ignorant buffoonery to Chicago. Luckily, in this city, we know the truth and we will not let anyone — no matter how high the office — denigrate who we are as a people or our status as a welcoming city.”
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