Chicago Mayor Blasts McEnany as a 'Karen' Following Shredding
Democrat Lori Lightfoot responds after White House press sec nukes her during presser
Chicago's Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot has blasted Kayleigh McEnany as a "Karen" after being shredded by the White House press secretary during a Thursday presser.
WH Press Sec. McEnany reportedly slammed Lightfoot as a "derelict mayor" during the news briefing.
Time Magazine's White House correspondent, Brian Bennett, originally mentioned the slight on his Twitter account.
"White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany just called Lori Lightfoot 'the derelict mayor of Chicago' and said she should request federal help to secure the city," Bennett tweeted.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany just called Lori Lightfoot "the derelict mayor of Chicago" and said she should request federal help to secure the city— Brian Bennett (@ByBrianBennett) July 16, 2020
Bennett's message was later picked up by Lightfoot who responded to the shredding on Twitter.
Lightfoot followed up with her own Tweet which referred to McEnany as "Karen."
Karen is a pejorative term that has come to prominence to label a demanding, middle-aged white woman who displays a sense of overbearing entitlement in various societal confrontations.
Hey, Karen. Watch your mouth. pic.twitter.com/zhjRyokKD5— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) July 16, 2020
"Hey, Karen. Watch your mouth." she wrote.
Mayor Lightfoot has come under mounting scrutiny as violence has continued to spiral out of control in her city.
As Neon Nettle previously reported, violent crimes in Chicago, including shootings and homicides, soared almost 80% in June compared with last year.
In an apparent attempt to deflect blame from her own office, Lightfoot put the surge down to "too many guns" on the streets.
NBC 5 Chicago reported the surge, with 424 people shot and 89 murdered compared to the 50 murders in 2019.
In just one weekend, there were over 60 people shot and 16 killed in Chicago under Democrat Lightfoot's watch.
Tragically, one of the victims was a 10-year-old girl who was shot by a stray bullet while “inside a Logan Square home on the Northwest Side."
Another victim included a one-year-old boy who was killed while riding in the car with his mom after another car opened fire.
In the previous weekend, more than 100 people were shot in the Democrat-controlled city over Father’s Day Weekend.