President Trump tweeted Tuesday night that if Chicago is unable to reduce its homicide figures, he will send in “the Feds” to help reduce the city’s murder rate.
“If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible `carnage’ going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!” Trump posted.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson responded late Tuesday, saying: “The Chicago Police Department is more than willing to work with the federal government to build on our partnerships with DOJ, FBI, DEA and ATF and boost federal prosecution rates for gun crimes in Chicago.”
If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017
Trump did not offer specifics about how the federal government could help.
The White House website says, “Our country needs more law enforcement, more community engagement and more effective policing.” (Read more from “Trump Says He Will ‘Send in the Feds’ If Chicago Doesn’t Reduce Homicides” HERE)