President Donald Trump met with police union leaders from across the country on Tuesday, including Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Dean Angelo.
With more than 700 murders last year, Trump has called Chicago’s violence “out of control.”
Trump opened a “listening session” in Washington, D.C., by thanking the FOP for supporting him in the 2016 presidential election and for protecting the American public. The FOP endorsed Trump during his campaign partly because of his law and order agenda.
But then he dug right in and singled out Chicago, just like he did in January, when he tweeted that he would “send in the feds” if the “carnage” in the city did not stop.
“Last year in Chicago, 4,368 people were shot. Nearly 700 more have already been shot since January of this year, alone. I ask, what is going on in Chicago? What is going on? There is no excuse for it,” Trump said.
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