Ultra-progressive Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared Chicago “a Trump-free zone” after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced an end to the DACA program, which deferred deportation for so-called “Dreamers.”
The mayor, speaking to a group of high school students on their first day of class, told them, “You have nothing to worry about.”
But the people of Chicago have plenty to worry about.
Just this Labor Day weekend, 30 people were wounded and 4 killed in shootings across the Windy City.
That’s down from the same weekend last year, when 52 were wounded and seven killed.
In 2016 alone, the city saw an unbelievable 762 murders and 4,331 shooting victims, according to the Chicago Police Department.
In addition to jaw-dropping levels of crime and gang violence, the city has to worry about illegal immigration, government bankruptcy, rampant corruption, and a mayor who has no clue what he’s doing.
Chicago appears to have this terrible habit of banning all the things that would help the city (like Trump’s policies on crime and legal guns) and welcoming in all the things that hurt the city (like laws that give “sanctuary” for criminals and illegal aliens responsible for an exploding crime rate.)
The president vowed during the campaign to put an end to the crime, announcing that “the crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon…come to an end.”
But he may not be able to do that with progressives running the show in that city.
Acting director of ICE Thomas Homan told Fox News his officers aren’t even allowed to talk to people who are in this country illegally and incarcerated. “If they get booked in the Cook County jail, my officers don’t have access to them, they don’t accept our detainers, and these criminal aliens go back onto the streets to reoffend,” he said.
Meanwhile, under Trump’s administration, crime rates all around the country are falling, and the United States is set to have one of its lowest crime rates in 30 years. The mayor of Chicago could learn a thing or two from the president.
Rahm Emanuel needs to focus on the real problems of a city so dangerous people call it “Chiraq.” Banning Trump won’t solve that, and neither will scaring students into hating his policies. It’s not the mayor’s job to tell these kids what to think. It is his job to protect the city.
Jon Miller is CRTV's White House correspondent. He previously worked for Fox News, The Blaze, and Mercury Radio Arts and graduated from Columbia University with a degree in political science and classics. Follow him on Twitter @millerstream.
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