Despite initial hesitation, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has agreed to President Donald Trump’s offer of sending federal law enforcement to aide in reducing crime in the Windy City.
ANTIFA and BLM Take Over
However, the Democrat’s stipulations include no patrol protests like what federal officials have been doing in ANTIFA ridden Portland, Oregon.
Chicago and other cities across the county have been taken over by violent Black Lives Matter rioters. The Trump administration announced it would send federal agents to these areas to fight back the rise in crime.
Lightfoot Talks with Trump
President Trump and Mayor Lightfoot spoke last week. Lightfoot claimed that Trump “realized that what he did in Portland was a grave abuse of his presidential power,” even though proof of such does not seem to exist.
Portland has seen extreme violence and the Department of Homeland Security has sent agents to protect the federal courthouse, which has been lit on fire and vandalized by BLM anarchists.
Chicago is expected to receive approximately 200 federal officials, Breitbart News reports.
Lightfoot Changes Her Tune
Lightfoot, who is a former federal prosecutor, has certainly changed her tune at least a little. She went from calling federal law enforcement officials terrorists to now accepting Trump’s offer as the violence in her city skyrockets.
Under no circumstances will I allow Donald Trump’s troops to come to Chicago and terrorize our residents.
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) July 21, 2020
Crime and murder have been a staple in this city for decades and residents begged former President Barack Obama for help in solving the issues – which he failed to do on every level. Under the leadership of Lightfoot, Chicago has devolved into a lawless society run by thugs and gangs.
Newsmax reported that Lightfoot, “has accepted additional FBI, DEA, and ATF agents to come to her city to augment and assist local police efforts to control the violence, but the ‘critical difference’ is that the agents will be managed by ‘the U.S. Attorney here in Chicago who I know and trust.'”
Democrats are Mad at Mayor’s Choice
In response to criticism from other Democratic politicians, Lightfoot discussed her terms and conditions.
“If there was anything that happened like that, we would be making sure that we did everything possible to stop that in its tracks,” Lightfoot said. “These are not troops. Troops are people who come from the military. That’s not what’s coming to Chicago, and I’ve drawn a very firm line against that.”
“These agents have had offices in the city of Chicago for probably 50-plus years or longer,” she continued. “They’re always actively engaged on a variety of different issues…so (they’re) adding to existing infrastructure that’s already been in place.”
Oh, have the tides changed. As chaos continues to strip American cities of law and order, it gets to the point where even Democrats are asking for help in restoring some sort of stability.