Trump Wanted Chicago Police Chief To ‘Learn Something’ From Skipped Law Enforcement Gathering

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President Donald Trump praised law enforcement officers while speaking at the annual International Association of Police of Chiefs of Police in Chicago.

Trump opened his remarks told attendees “You don’t hear it enough, you do an incredible job. The people of this country know it. And the people of this country love you.”

Shortly after his speech began, Trump tore into Chicago, mentioning its gun violence statistics calling them and “embarrassing to our nation,” and comparing the city to Afghanistan:

“It’s embarrassing to us as a nation, all over the world they’re talking about Chicago. Afghanistan is a safe place by comparison.”

Watch his comments below:

Trump then turned his fire on Chicago’s Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson for skipping the event:

“There is one person that’s not here today — we’re in Chicago. I said, ‘Where is he? I want to talk to him’ In fact more than anyone else, this person should be here because maybe he could learn something. And that’s the Superintendent of Chicago Police Eddie Johnson.”

On Saturday, Johnson released a statement announcing his decision to boycott the event saying, “We are nothing without trust and with some of our communities under siege, it just doesn’t line up with our city’s core values along with my personal values.”

Trump called Johnson’s statement “insulting,” and blasted the police chief’s record citing the city’s homicide and gun violence statistics since Johnson took over the post.

Data compiled by the Chicago Tribune found that since the beginning of 2019, there have been 436 people killed. Most of the killings were shootings.

Trump also claimed that Johnson had denied more than 1,000 requests from immigration officials to detain immigrants in Chicago saying.

The president said Johnson puts criminals’ interests before law-abiding citizens and called his values “a disgrace”:

“And Eddie Johnson wants to talk about values. No, people like Johnson put criminals and illegal aliens before the citizens of Chicago and those are his values And frankly, those values are a disgrace”

Trump closed his remarks praising law enforcement officials and vowing to support them.

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Important to note that the CPD Superintendent takes his orders from the mayor. I’m certain that if he wanted t keep his job, he couldn’t cooperate with ICE. Moreover, the State of Illinois has disgracefully become a Sanctuary state. The Democrats won’t tamper with their future voters.

James
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Statistics to run away from: In 2018, there were 565 murders. Since Eddie Johnson became Chief, there have been 1,500 murders and 13,067 shot. Between 2016 and 2018, 48 military members were killed in Afghanistan.

Trump is correct: It’s safer to be in Afghanistan than it is in Chicago. Maybe the Taliban could teach DemocRAT Johnson how to keep an area safe – – besides electing a Republican to run the politics in Chicago.

Bonnie Keever
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The reason he wasn’t there is so he couldn’t be called on his shit the mayor is just as bad there are a lot of these cities that are bad and there are a few police officers that are bad as well there are good people in these bad areas that can’t afford to live in other areas the whole thing is shitty if democrats want to impress me start going to the gangs and start taking their guns before legal gun owners and I want film

Jill
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Chicago banned guns. How’s that working?? Hire the gun owners to replace the cops maybe!

Millie Tyler
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Either Chicago’s superintendent of Police, Eddie Johnson believes the media’s false propaganda about President Trump being a racist when in reality he doesn’t have a racist bone in his body or he knows it’s a lie but he thinks that by saying such nonsense it will make him a hero amongst his fellow Leftists. Either way; what he said is disgusting. Notice Eddie Johnson mentions Trump’s “rhetoric” but doesn’t say exactly what Trump said? It’s because Trump never said anything racist. They just say the lie over and over until it becomes the perception in people’s minds making Johnson the… Read more »

Ron Pauly
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It’s the people who live there and the way they think. the culture.

Friend
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I love it, President Trump calls you out by name and that makes the enemy crazy in the head…. Most politicians play footsie and use Bland speech, never really saying what they mean just implying. But not this president, if he thinks you look like a turd, act like a turd, and walk like a turd… He’ll call you a turd, and that’s what the average American really appreciates, it’s called honesty, telling it like it is.

Screwtape
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Hmmm…some are purposely ignoring the obvious by dredging up things NOT in the article or even related to it. Smells of distraction and desperation. Chiraq is adequately named. A city with strict gun control yet among the WORST for criminal shootings. (last time I checked it’s been in the top-5 for decades) I’m calling that a failure of policies AND a cover-up by the MSM. Notice how they go spastic every time there’s a mass-shooting BUT never mention Chiraq, Baltimore, Memphis, or St. Louis where shootings occur EVERY SINGLE DAY? Going by numbers OR the children (remember them?) it’s far… Read more »

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