When Trump offered Chicago help, Lightfoot quickly rejected the President’s offer.
She didn’t want troops coming to Chicago and apparently had the violence under control.
Except the violence has been out of control, with riots, looting, and shootings every weekend.
The streets of Chicago have clearly not improved with Resident Biden.
What if, instead of playing politics, Lightfoot had accepted President Trump’s offer for help a year ago?
Would Chicago have had its deadliest Fourth of July weekend with over 100 shootings?
Apparently, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is ready to accept federal help as she greeted Biden on the runway of O’Hare airport Wednesday and asked him for “support”.
Except, the only thing Biden can support is his sippy cup!
But I digress…
The amount of lives that could have been saved had Lightfoot accepted help a year ago is unthinkable.
When @POTUS was in town yesterday, I took the opportunity to thank him for his support and commitment to addressing public safety at the federal level. I look forward to continued partnership. https://t.co/nQ60PURvyC
— Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) July 8, 2021
Almost a year ago President Trump offered help to .@LoriLightfoot. She refused. She let many more shooting and deaths occur because of her politics. Now she's begging for help… A. Whole. Year. Unforgivable. pic.twitter.com/gArm6DDLPq
— Redrivergrl 🇺🇸 (@redrivergrl) July 8, 2021
Lori Lightfoot is asking Joe Biden for help getting crime under control in Chicago.
This is the same Mayor who DENIED President Donald J. Trump when he offered federal help!
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) July 8, 2021
So after @chicagosmayor @LoriLightfoot rejected President Trump’s help for 4 yrs, she now is begging clueless @JoeBiden for help. So he will throw more money and the shootings will continue…… https://t.co/D8snoZEJYo
— AmerConservative (@ConservativAmer) July 7, 2021
I live in Illinois and many of us were pissed off for @chicagosmayor not taking or accepting the help President Trump's Administration offered
So many people are refusing to visit Chicago when the sun goes down
I don't go
Many fly out of other airports to avoid the crime https://t.co/YZkpfpUqBz
— Teddy (@Teddy72173478) July 8, 2021
Lightfoot and the Left only care about lives when it best serves their own interests.
Even the mainstream media picked up that Lightfoot denied Trump’s aid but begged Biden for the same.
Yahoo News has more:
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has requested President Joe Biden send federal troops to her city amid a rising crime wave, an offer she previously rejected under former President Donald Trump.
Lightfoot, who greeted Biden at the O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday, petitioned the president for assistance after Chicago saw more than 100 shootings over the Independence Day weekend, the deadliest weekend so far this year.
“This morning, we woke up to a city that is reeling yet again from another night of violence—this time not just against our residents, but against those who are sworn to protect us,” the mayor said in a statement about the shootings, which included at least 13 children and three police officers. “We must be united and all in the this together. Everyone from the federal government on down must do their part to address this scourge of violence.”
Lightfoot’s request came after she asked Trump not to send federal agents to the city last July, saying it would “spell disaster.”
“What we do not need, and what will certainly make our community less safe is secret, federal agents deployed to Chicago,” she wrote in a letter last summer obtained by WBEZ. “Any other form of militarized assistance within our borders that would not be within our control or within the direct command of the Chicago Police Department would spell disaster.”
The Democratic mayor added that such action would endanger her residents.
Her comments this week echo a plea she made to Biden last week for the federal government to step in following another deadly Chicago weekend.
“This is a national problem,” she said last Tuesday.
“Cities individually cannot tackle this problem. We just cannot. In Chicago, we’ve done absolutely everything possible, and we need help from the federal government,” the mayor added. “When guns are so porous that they can come across our borders as we see every single day in Chicago, we know that we have to have a multi-jurisdictional, national solution to this horrible plague of gun violence.”
The Department of Justice recently announced it would be sending a strike force to Chicago and other violent cities across the country to quell gun violence.
The strike forces “will investigate and disrupt the networks that channel crime guns into our communities with tragic consequences.”
“This effort reflects our shared commitment to keep communities safe,” the department announced last month.
Lightfoot’s treatment of Biden versus President Trump couldn’t be more hypocritical.
Typical of the Democrats!
We have a clip from Fox 32 Chicago when Biden and Lightfoot greeted and exchanged words for optics:
Politics over American lives is one of the many evil agendas of the Democrats.
This is precisely why President Trump is the president for all the people.