New Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Blames Trump For Shootings, Ignores Carnage in Chicago Over Weekend


This is how liberals lose every argument and end up thought of as arrogant hypocrites. Chicago erupted in violence this weekend with 7 people killed and 46 wounded.

One Chicago hospital was so overwhelmed by the out-of-control violence they stopped taking patients in what is probably another dubious Chicago record.

Also, there was a second mass shooter, who inconveniently for the left, was a rabid socialist Elizabeth Warren supporter.

So what did the new Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot do? Blamed Trump for the shootings while ignoring the left’s rhetoric and her own personal liability for the carnage in Chicago.

Hypocrisy in plain sight. From ABC:

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot had harsh criticism for President Donald Trump after his first public remarks condemning the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, Monday.

While he did call for strong background checks in a tweet, Trump made no mention of gun reform legislation in his Monday morning White House speech. As he blamed video games, social media and mental illness, Lightfoot blasted the president for not setting a better moral tone.

Lightfoot was one of many calling on national politicians to do something other than offering their thoughts and prayers.

“For me it starts with common sense gun control,” she said. “Universal background checks should be non-controversial.”

Trump’s prepared speech said nothing about gun control, even as he proposed the death penalty for anyone who commits hate crimes and mass murders.

“Our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy,” he said.

Those are Trump’s strongest words yet on the subject, but Mayor Lightfoot did not take them as sincere. She blamed Trump for setting the tone with his hateful rhetoric.

“What he has been doing is blowing every racist, xenophobic dog whistle, when you blow that kind of whistle the animals come out,” Lightfoot said.