Mayor Lori Lightfoot rips Ivanka Trump’s comments about Chicago’s deadly weekend

  
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot rips Ivanka Trump’s comments about Chicago’s deadly weekend
It wasn’t a playground, it was a park

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Before her inauguration as Chicago’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot visited the White House to meet with Ivanka Trump and begin building a relationship that she hoped could lead to help in solving some of the city’s deepest problems.



But this week, Lightfoot engaged in a public battle of words with the president’s powerful daughter, who in a series of tweets on Tuesday drew attention to the city’s gun violence and provoked an angry response from Chicago’s mayor.





Early Tuesday, Ivanka Trump drew renewed national attention to Chicago’s problems with gun violence by writing, “As we grieve over the evil mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, let us not overlook that Chicago experienced its deadliest weekend of the year.”





“With 7 dead and 52 wounded near a playground in the Windy City — and little national outrage or media coverage — we mustn’t become numb to the violence faced by inner city communities every day,” she tweeted.


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gooseisgone
1  seeder  gooseisgone    3 weeks ago

"Really"

"It wasn't a playground, it was a park", OH.......that makes it ok.  7 people are dead, does it really matter where it happened. Try doing something about it rather than bitch about the narrative.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  gooseisgone @1    3 weeks ago

Ivanka Trump did the sort of bait and switch misleading garbage that her daddy does every day. 

Ivanka Trump
@IvankaTrump
With 7 dead and 52 wounded near a playground in the Windy City- and little national outrage or media coverage- we mustn’t become numb to the violence faced by inner city communities every day.
Partial truths and bamboozing wordage, the Trump way.  Likely the same way she snookered investors in Trump condos out of their money. 
There were people shot on the outskirts of a city park. There may well have been a playground in the vicinity so to speak as all city parks that are large enough have a playground on location.  But the shooting took place at 1 in the morning so presumably there were no children on the swings at the time. 
52 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, across the city. Ivanka Trump's sentence makes it sound like all 52 were "near a playground" and it was some sort of massive massacre.  It was a gang drive by. 
7 people did die from gunshots, across the city over three days, again , not near a playground. 
Ivanka is daddys little girl right down to the need to be deliberately inaccurate. 
 
 
 
Jack_TX
1.1.1  Jack_TX  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1    3 weeks ago

So the takeaway here is that 59 people were shot in Chicago last weekend, but you don't give a fuck about them because they're inconvenient to your political agendum. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Jack_TX @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

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JohnRussell
1.1.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Jack_TX @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

Jack, Ivanka Trump graduated from an Ivy League college. Are you telling me she can't construct an accurate 8 word phrase?

Why do you constantly make excuses for these people? If you want to discuss shootings and guns in Chicago start your own seed. This article is about Ivanka Trumps deceptive tweet. The same thing her daddy does every day by the way. 

Why do you accept these bambozzlers?   If you want to bow at their feet, go ahead. Dont try and tell others what to do. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  Jack_TX @1.1.1    2 weeks ago
id.So the takeaway here is that 59 people were shot in Chicago last weekend, but you don't give a fuck about them because they're inconvenient to your political agendum.

It is ALWAYS about HOW someone says something--never about the CONTENT of what they said.

They are concerned about Chicago murders about as much as I care about who won the tiddly-winks championship in 1953.

 
 
 
Jack_TX
1.1.5  Jack_TX  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.2    2 weeks ago
Removed for context - s

Which part here, John?

The fact that nobody gives a fuck about those 59 people because they're named Demetrius or Sharmika or J'Qualon or the fact you can't get past your Trump fixation?

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.1.6  Tessylo  replied to  Jack_TX @1.1.5    2 weeks ago

What makes it a fact that you think no one gives a fuck about the 59 dead in Chicago?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1.7  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.4    2 weeks ago

Some of the MAGA who follow Ivanka Trump will come away from her tweet with the belief that 7 people were killed at a Chicago playground, most likely including kids. 

Its not true. Ivanka Trump has a responsibility to be accurate, whether you like it or not. 

The mayor of Chicago invited Ivanka Trump to call her and they can discuss the gun problem in Chicago.  Do you expect Ivanka to respond? 

Just stop accepting the Trumps incredible predilection to spout falsehoods. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1.8  JohnRussell  replied to  Jack_TX @1.1.5    2 weeks ago

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You refuse to address the topic of the seed .   You cant be helped in this instance. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.1.9  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.7    2 weeks ago
Some of the MAGA who follow Ivanka Trump will come away from her tweet with the belief that 7 people were killed at a Chicago playground, most likely including kids.

Okay. Seems like WHERE is far more important to you than the fact that the shootings even took place, or that folks died.

Your seething hatred of any and all things Trump simply won't allow you to even look at anything besides how does this fit into my "I Hate Trump" life?

I feel sorry for you to be so consumed 24/7 with such a blinding hatred.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1.10  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.4    2 weeks ago

The vast majority of murders in Chicago are gang killings (as is the case in all major city homicide rates.). They continue because Chicago has large gangs and because these neighborhoods have "no snitch" in force and many residents do not co-operate with the police in terms of giving up names. 

Although it is horrible for everyone involved especially the families of victims, it is not the same dynamic as the mass shootings that we are seeing in the news. 

If you right wingers cant understand that there is little help for it. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1.11  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.9    2 weeks ago

I feel a lot more sorry for someone who blindly accepts the president* than someone who rejects him. People who accept Trump are lying to themselves every day. 

And I don't "hate" Trump.   He does not belong in the presidency for many many reasons and should resign immediately. 

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
1.1.12  Dean Moriarty  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.10    2 weeks ago

I understand that these gangs are the real terrorist threat that kills far more than any white nationalist terrorist threat. The question is why doesn’t the deep state classify these gangs as terrorists. 

 
 
 
Jack_TX
1.1.13  Jack_TX  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.3    2 weeks ago
Jack, Ivanka Trump graduated from an Ivy League college. Are you telling me she can't construct an accurate 8 word phrase?

It's Twitter.   

And by all means, you should definitely concentrate on her syntax rather than FIFTY NINE people getting shot over a weekend in a single city.

Why do you constantly make excuses for these people?

Cite my excuse.  Please.  Quote me.  Your hysteria about everything they do is tedious and ridiculous.

If you want to discuss shootings and guns in Chicago start your own seed.

We're on a seed about shootings in Chicago....or were you so fixated on the name "Trump" that you forgot?

This article is about Ivanka Trumps deceptive tweet. 

Which you think is more important than the 59 people shot this weekend.  You're making that VERY clear.  Out of curiosity, how many people need to get shot before it's more important than what a Trump says on Twitter?  

The same thing her daddy does every day by the way.

I don't give a rat's ass what he or anybody else tweets.  Twitter is for the brainless throngs who run out of ideas before 140 characters.

Why do you accept these bambozzlers?

Because he won the election, which means whether I like it or not he's the president...and I'm a grown up who knows better than to tie myself in knots over things I can't change.

   If you want to bow at their feet, go ahead. Dont try and tell others what to do. 

The irony here being your 100 million posts and seeds trying to tell other people to hate Trump.  You've condemned Trump supporters, but then you even go so far as to attack people who don't support Trump but refuse to get hysterical about all the bullshit he spouts.  You're now attacking people who refuse to get hysterical about what his daughter said on twitter, ignoring completely that FIFTY NINE people got shot over the weekend.

For fuck's sake, get some perspective.

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.1.14  Tessylo  replied to  Dean Moriarty @1.1.12    2 weeks ago

Who is/are the deep state?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1.15  JohnRussell  replied to  Jack_TX @1.1.13    2 weeks ago
And by all means, you should definitely concentrate on her syntax rather than FIFTY NINE people getting shot over a weekend in a single city.

You dont seem to understand what seeds are or what topics are. I cant help you any further. 

 
 
 
Jack_TX
1.1.16  Jack_TX  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.6    2 weeks ago
What makes it a fact that you think no one gives a fuck about the 59 dead in Chicago?

Because rather than talking about what can be done to start to reduce the violence in places like Chicago, people...including the Mayor of Chicago.... are talking about something on Twitter.  (It's 7 dead and 52 wounded, BTW, not actually 59 dead.)

 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1.17  JohnRussell  replied to  Jack_TX @1.1.13    2 weeks ago

Ivanka Trump wrote that 7 people were killed and 52 shot at a playground in Chicago.  Do you really, seriously, think that the mayor of Chicago is not going to comment on what Ivanka Trump wrote, since it is not true? 

It really is incredible the lengths that people will go to to defend Trumpism. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.1.18  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.11    2 weeks ago
I feel a lot more sorry for someone who blindly accepts the president* than someone who rejects him. People who accept Trump are lying to themselves every day.

Look, John, I GET that you're still pissed over the election. Pull your big boy pants up and get the fuck over it already. 2020 is right around the corner and you can elect someone new, but UNTIL THAT TIME, like or NOT, Trump IS your and my President. 

And I don't "hate" Trump. He does not belong in the presidency for many many reasons and should resign immediately.

LMFAO!!! Sure, you don't hate Trump...…..but you are obsessed with him. How many comments per day do you make knocking Trump? Can you even count them?

ELECT someone else in 2020. Until then, act like am adult and accept that he IS the President, and there isn't a fucking thing you can do about it. He won the election, and I get that it STILL pisses you off. Too bad.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1.19  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.18    2 weeks ago
ELECT someone else in 2020. Until then, act like am adult and accept that he IS the President, and there isn't a fucking thing you can do about it. He won the election, and I get that it STILL pisses you off. Too bad.

The adult thing to do is to oppose the worst president in our 240 year history. People who dont understand that need help. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.1.20  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.17    2 weeks ago
Ivanka Trump wrote that 7 people were killed and 52 shot at a playground in Chicago.

Can you QUOTE her on that? 

Because I certainly don't see where she stated that they were killed and shot on a playground.

Prove it for once, John.

 
 
 
Jack_TX
1.1.21  Jack_TX  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.7    2 weeks ago
Some of the MAGA who follow Ivanka Trump will come away from her tweet with the belief that 7 people were killed at a Chicago playground, most likely including kids.

And that matters...why...exactly?

Do 20 year old black kids not count as much as 7 year old black kids?  How does that point system work?

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.1.22  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.19    2 weeks ago
The adult thing to do is to oppose the worst president in our 240 year history. People who dont understand that need help.

Adults understand that Trump won the election, nd that every 4 years, they have a chance to elect someone else.

Adults don't constantly whine about how bad something is and also realize what the US Constitution says.

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
1.1.23  Dean Moriarty  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.14    2 weeks ago

They make it hard to pinpoint just who is responsible for not labeling these gangs as terrorists. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1.24  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.22    2 weeks ago

Trump should not be president. If it takes until tomorrow , through resignation, or in Nov of 2020 through an election, or through impeachment, its all the same. He should not be president. And millions and millions of people refuse to normalize him.   People who normalize this Trump presidency are not acting patriotically at all.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1.25  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.20    2 weeks ago

oh, ok, she said "near a playground". If she didnt want to imply it was at a playground why mention the playground at all. 

No one has to "prove"   what she said, it is right there in black and white

"7 dead and 52 wounded near a playground in the Windy City"

it is an inaccurate and misleading statement. Why in the world are you defending her? 

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.1.27  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.25    2 weeks ago
h, ok, she said "near a playground".

Well, that is certainly different than what YOU claimed earlier.

If she didnt want to imply it was at a playground why mention the playground at all.

She implied and said it was NEAR a playground. Prove otherwise.

No one has to "prove what she said, it is right there in black and white

Right, and it CERTAINLY wasn't what YOU claimed.

I defend her because YOU want to parse words until YOU fuck up, then it is a quick backtrack for you.

Why are you condemning her?

Should folks simply ignore inner-city violence?

Good plan.

SMMFH

 
 
 
Jack_TX
1.1.28  Jack_TX  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.17    2 weeks ago
Ivanka Trump wrote that 7 people were killed and 52 shot at a playground in Chicago.  Do you really, seriously, think that the mayor of Chicago is not going to comment on what Ivanka Trump wrote, since it is not true? 

Well...let's see...

If I were the Mayor of Chicago at a news conference and the topic came up, I would probably take 3 seconds to correct the factual information and then another minute on something like: "while we appreciate the sentiment, words are not enough.  It's past time to act.  If the Trump Administration really cared about the safety of ALL Americans, they would help us get the funding we need to make the streets of Chicago safer instead of fighting over a border wall that makes a poor substitute for intelligent immigration policy anyway.  This president promised that black people were going to thrive under his leadership.  It's past time for him to make good on that promise.  Ivanka and I have worked together before.  I trust she will advocate for us and we will see some concrete action very soon."

 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
1.1.29  Sean Treacy  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.10    2 weeks ago

John,

Given the factors you mention and that places like Chicago elect District Attorneys who won't prosecute people caught with illegal guns or, at best,  lets them off with a slap in the wrist, why in the world do you think "more regulation" will stop the type of killings that have turned parts of cities like Chicago and Baltimore into war zones?

 
 
 
Jack_TX
1.1.30  Jack_TX  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.24    2 weeks ago
Trump should not be president.

I'm shocked to learn that you feel this way.

Oh wait...what was the quote?  Ah yes....

You dont seem to understand what seeds are or what topics are. 

So let me see if I'm getting the hang of this whole "seed and topic" thing.  They're all really just different ways to say "Trump should not be president".

So no matter what the seeded article says or what issue it addresses, we should all find a way to turn that back around to "Trump should not be president" as quickly as possible.

  • Seed about 59 people getting shot, we should talk about how "Trump should not be president".
  • Seed about the stock market, we should talk about how "Trump should not be president".
  • Seed about Iran, we should talk about how "Trump should not be president".
  • Seed about socialism, we should talk about how "Trump should not be president".
  • Seed about recipes, we should talk about how "Trump should not be president".
  • Seed about vacation photos, we should talk about how "Trump should not be president".

Am I getting better at it yet?

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Tessylo
1.1.31  Tessylo  replied to  Dean Moriarty @1.1.23    2 weeks ago

Typical non-answer from you.

Again, who is/are the deep state?

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.1.32  Greg Jones  replied to  Jack_TX @1.1.30    2 weeks ago

That's about it. He thinks Trump is the cause of ALL the worlds problems.

Possessed by a one track mind, he's been assimilated by the collective. Resistance is futile.

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.1.33  Texan1211  replied to  Sean Treacy @1.1.29    2 weeks ago
John,
Given the factors you mention and that places like Chicago elect District Attorneys who won't prosecute people caught with illegal guns or, at best, lets them off with a slap in the wrist, why in the world do you think "more regulation" will stop the type of killings that have turned parts of cities like Chicago and Baltimore into war zones?

Come on, Sean.

That isn't what is important here. it isn't the deaths. It isn't the wounded. It isn't the havoc wreaked on lives.

What is IMPORTANT here is that a Trump tweeted something that was not universally liked, and by God, Ivanka needs and deserves to be flogged for it!

get your priorities straight!!

/s

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.1.34  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.17    2 weeks ago
Ivanka Trump wrote that 7 people were killed and 52 shot at a playground in Chicago. Do you really, seriously, think that the mayor of Chicago is not going to comment on what Ivanka Trump wrote, since it is not true? Its not true. Ivanka Trump has a responsibility to be accurate, whether you like it or not.

I see you don't bother to hold YOURSELF to the same standard you demand of others. It is okay for you to state something inaccurately, but not others.

That is rather hypocritical.


 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1.35  JohnRussell  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.32    2 weeks ago
Possessed by a one track mind,

My mind is on track.  Trumpsters have a lot to prove. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.1.36  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.35    2 weeks ago
My mind is on track.

Exactly what was stated. Good to see you agree.

Trumpsters have a lot to prove.

Because YOU say so?

 
 
 
IceMan
1.1.37  IceMan  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.11    2 weeks ago
I don't "hate" Trump. jrSmiley_80_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Tacos!
2  Tacos!    3 weeks ago

What a ridiculous thing to get pissy about. Or maybe the mayor doesn't want to remember the people who have been shot in her own city. Maybe she thinks it would be more helpful to her city show how pissed off she is at Ivanka Trump.

More likely, some part of her feels responsible and she wants to scapegoat someone else.

 
 
 
JBB
2.1  JBB  replied to  Tacos! @2    3 weeks ago

Yeah, except that Mayor Lightfoot actually wants us to consider doing a number of very progressive things to maybe address the gun violence plaguing us all and not just in her city Chicago, but everywhere in America. Meanwhile poor little olde put upon Ivanka Trump is just flapping her big fat ridiculous artificially plumped up Real Housewives of New York lips vainly advocating that we maintain the goddamn status quo regarding guns which got us here already. So, there is that...

 
 
 
WallyW
2.1.1  WallyW  replied to  JBB @2.1    3 weeks ago

Yep.....all we need is more 'progressive' things

 
 
 
Tacos!
2.1.2  Tacos!  replied to  JBB @2.1    3 weeks ago
Ivanka Trump is just flapping her big fat ridiculous artificially plumped up Real Housewives of New York lips vainly advocating that we maintain the goddamn status quo regarding guns which got us here already

Where in these tweets was Ivanka advocating for anything beyond expressing sympathy for victims?

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  Tacos! @2.1.2    2 weeks ago
Where in these tweets was Ivanka advocating for anything beyond expressing sympathy for victims?

Well, NO WHERE, of course.

That isn't the point here though.

The point is that someone named Trump said something to faux-offend their delicate sensibilities.

 
 
 
Tessylo
3  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

Ivanka is a feckless useless bitch

 
 
 
gooseisgone
3.1  seeder  gooseisgone  replied to  Tessylo @3    3 weeks ago
Ivanka is a feckless useless bitch

Stay on topic or don't post.

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  gooseisgone @3.1    3 weeks ago

Ivanka is the topic

 
 
 
Heartland American
3.1.2  Heartland American  replied to  Tessylo @3.1.1    2 weeks ago

No.  What she wrote is on topic. 

 
 
 
JBB
3.2  JBB  replied to  Tessylo @3    3 weeks ago

What did useless feckless hos do to deserve comparison with Ivanka?

 
 
 
KDMichigan
3.3  KDMichigan  replied to  Tessylo @3    3 weeks ago

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Sunshine
3.4  Sunshine  replied to  Tessylo @3    3 weeks ago

Seems the useless bitch got under someone's skin.

 
 
 
Jack_TX
3.4.1  Jack_TX  replied to  Sunshine @3.4    3 weeks ago
Seems the useless bitch got under someone's skin.

Certainly plenty of cattiness going around.

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.4.2  Texan1211  replied to  Jack_TX @3.4.1    2 weeks ago

cattiness?

Or simple jealousy?

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.4.3  Tessylo  replied to  Sunshine @3.4    2 weeks ago

Nah, the feckless bitch didn't get under my skin.

SOSDD from the Trump klan

 
 
 
Sunshine
3.4.4  Sunshine  replied to  Tessylo @3.4.3    2 weeks ago
Nah, the feckless bitch didn't get under my skin.

Ever read what you write? jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.4.5  Texan1211  replied to  Sunshine @3.4    2 weeks ago
Seems the useless bitch got under someone's skin.

BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 
It Is ME
4  It Is ME    3 weeks ago

"It wasn’t a playground, it was a park"

Gosh Miss Lightfoot, your more worried about the "Where" part, instead of what was actually the important part of Ivanka's tweet ?

"With 7 dead and 52 wounded near a playground in the Windy City — and little national outrage or media coverage we mustn’t become numb to the violence faced by inner city communities every day,” she tweeted."

Your city is in violent chaos you dimwit Newbie Mayor !

Sheeeeesh .

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
5  Sean Treacy    3 weeks ago

What a pathetic comeback by the Mayor. 

 
 
 
Sunshine
6  Sunshine    3 weeks ago
Before her inauguration as Chicago’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot visited the White House to meet with Ivanka Trump and begin building a relationship that she hoped could lead to help in solving some of the city’s deepest problems.

All the resources the city and the state have and they can't solve any problems?

wtf are they doing?

 
 
 
MrFrost
7  MrFrost    3 weeks ago

Cool, another article pointing out how much gun violence our country has. And that the president's daughter is a moron. 

 
 
 
WallyW
7.1  WallyW  replied to  MrFrost @7    2 weeks ago

No, the nitwit mayor is the moron.

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  WallyW @7.1    2 weeks ago

Nope the nitwit Ivanka is the moron.  

 
 
 
Sunshine
8  Sunshine    2 weeks ago
It wasn’t a playground, it was a park

A five year old little child was shot, but the Mayor thinks stating it was park instead of a playground is what is important. 

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Greg Jones
8.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Sunshine @8    2 weeks ago

The left cares more for proper language than children getting shot and killed.

 
 
 
Sunshine
8.1.1  Sunshine  replied to  Greg Jones @8.1    2 weeks ago

People of Chicago where hoping that this Mayor would be different, but looks like she is fitting into the same mold as past Mayors.

 
 
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