Mayor Lightfoot: “Under No Circumstances Will I Allow Donald Trump’s Troops To Come To Chicago”

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As violence and chaos continues to sweep across Chicago, the Trump Administration’s Department of Homeland Security is reportedly making plans to send up to 150 federal law enforcement agents to help get the situation under control.

On the flipside, however, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is ready to do everything in her power to prevent “Trump’s troops” from stepping foot inside of her town.

Chicago has seen a spike in gun violence, where more than 20 people were shot Monday after a deadly weekend in which 63 people were shot and 12 were killed.

To help control the situation, President Trump suggested that a response could be coming to Chicago and other cities similar to that seen in Portland, Oregon, where federal agents have been dispatched.

On Tuesday, President Trump told reporters that “more federal law enforcement” may be sent to New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore, Oakland and other cities with growing unrest.

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In response, Mayor Lightfoot tweeted on Tuesday night: “Under no circumstances will I allow Donald Trump’s troops to come to Chicago and terrorize our residents.”

Just after Mayor Lightfoot sent out her tweet, Fox News reported that multiple people were shot and at least nine of them were sent to hospitals in serious condition.

It remains yet to be seen if Chicago’s mayor can really stop the Trump Administration’s efforts, however, Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf said they will do whatever is necessary in targeted areas whether the leaders “like us there or not.”

In ending, here is a clip of Mayor Lightfoot reacting to the prospects of federal law enforcement coming to Chicago: