Visiting Chicago for the first time as president, Donald Trump disparaged the city Monday as a haven for criminals that is “embarrassing to us as a nation.”
Trump kicked up his insults and nasty behavior and claimed Afghanistan was safer than the Chicago, something he’s spewed before at one of his MAGAt rallies.
“Afghanistan is a safe place in comparison,” he said, to laughter from the police chiefs at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and Exposition. Organizers said about 4,000 people attended.ABC:
Superintendent Eddie Johnson answers back:
At the event, Trump signed an executive order establishing a Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice. According to the White House, the commission will examine “key policing issues like substance abuse, homelessness, and mental illness,” and would look at “best practices for recruiting, training, and supporting law enforcement officers.” It will be charged with reporting back to the president, with recommendations, within a year, the White House said.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker was not pleased: