President Donald Trump tweeted Friday afternoon to throw his support behind Chicago police officers who protested against Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week, saying he has turned his back on law enforcement.
“Chicago Police have every right to legally protest against the mayor and an administration that just won’t let them do their job,” Trump wrote. “The killings are at a record pace and tough police work, which Chicago will not allow, would bring things back to order fast . . . the killings must stop!”
Emanuel spokesman Adam Collins slapped back at the president with a tweet of his own: “As POTUS flails from Asia to the Middle East and puts allies on edge, he still has time to get it wrong on Chicago and police reform. Chicago is a Trump-free zone, not a fact-free zone, and we had a 21% drop in gun violence in 2017 and a 21% drop in 2018. Have a nice weekend!”
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