Chicago's Democrat Mayor: My Message to Trump is 'F YOU'
Lori Lightfoot attacks president for condemning riots in Minneapolis
Chicago's Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot sent a message to President Donald Trump during a press conference on Friday.
The mayor was responding to the president's tweet blasting the riots, looting, and fires in Minneapolis Thursday night.
President Trump's tweet, that was censored by Twitter, said:
“These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen."
“Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way.
"Any difficulty, and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Lightfoot responded to Trump, saying:
“We see the game he’s playing because it’s so transparent and he’s not very good at it.
"He wants to show failures on the part of Democratic local leaders to throw red meat to his base.
"His goal is to polarize, to destabilize local government and inflame racist urges.
"And we can absolutely not let him prevail.”
In a video clip on the statement, Lightfoot added, “I will code what I really want to say to Donald Trump.
"It’s two words: It begins with F and ends with you.”
Democrats across the nation took offense after Trump slammed the mayor of Minneapolis and vowed to crack down on the protesters with military force.
Responding to the outrage over his remarks, Trump doubled down later in the day, saying that “looting leads to shooting.”
That is why a man was killed during the protests in Minneapolis and seven more people were shot in Louisville, he explained.
“I don’t want this to happen, and that’s what the expression put out last night means,” he said.
"It was spoken as a fact, not as a statement
“It’s very simple, nobody should have any problem with this other than the haters, and those looking to cause trouble on social media.
"Honor the memory of George Floyd!”