Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot lit into President Donald Trump late last week. This followed a series of tweets from the president about recent events taking place in Minneapolis.
She announced, “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.”
Plus added, “Being black in America shouldn’t be a death sentence.”
Trump had posted to Twitter: “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. 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!”
In addition, “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.”
Trump’s remarks caused a ruckus in the corporate media circle as well. Then later on things hit very close to home with protestors vandalizing and defacing CNN headquarters in Atlanta.
The Windy City Mayor further stated, “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.”
And declared, “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.’
President Trump apparently making more enemies in politics than friends these days.