President Donald Trump said Friday morning he’s sending in federal assistance to Chicago to help curb its crime problem.
“Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help. 1714 shootings in Chicago this year!” Trump tweeted.
Trump has often tweeted and spoken at rallies about violence in Chicago and he’s often threatened to send in federal authorities.
“If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!” the president tweeted Jan. 24, just days into his presidency.
“Seven people shot and killed yesterday in Chicago. What is going on there – totally out of control. Chicago needs help!” he tweeted Feb. 23.