President Donald Trump delivered a speech at the GOP retreat in Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon, and true to his character, he asked a question that immediately got the crowd engaged.Trump has been heavily critical of Chicago’s handling of its increasing violence and murders, and decided to take an opportunity at the retreat to take shot at the failure of those in charge of the Windy City to get its issues under control.
The president asked, “What’s going on in Chicago?”
A one-word answer came from someone in the crowd, and boy does it sum it all up.
According to TheBlaze:“Right now, too many families don’t feel secure — just look at the 30 largest cities,” the president said. “In the last year alone, the murder rate has increased by an estimated 14 percent. Here in Philadelphia, the murder rate has been steady — I mean, just terribly increasing — and then you look at Chicago.”
“What’s going on in Chicago? I said the other day, ‘What the hell is going on?’” Trump continued.
Almost immediately after he asked the question from the podium, an unnamed audience member quipped, “Democrats,” sparking laughter in the room full of Republican lawmakers.With a smirk, Trump looked over at the unidentified man and said: “There’s a lot of truth to that.”
Trump just yesterday said if the city doesn’t get its act together, he’s sending in the feds to straighten out the mess.It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see why Chicago has been in the throes of sorrow and suffering. Years of Democrat policies have created poverty and unbearable economic conditions that have left many in the inner city without opportunities to rise above their current station in life.
This, of course, encourages young folk to turn to crime, violence, drugs, and gangs for protection and provision.
As if that’s not bad enough, the extremely strict gun control in the city has prevented innocent, law-abiding citizens from owning guns that can protect them from violent criminals.
If President Trump is really serious about fixing Chicago, he’s certainly got a lot of work to do.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]