One would think if the President travel’s to Chicago ?
He’ll get booed there also….
President Donald Trump on Monday used a speech to a gathering of international police chiefs to tear into his host city of Chicago, calling its violence worse than Afghanistan’s, while also singling out the city’s top cop for snubbing his visit.
“It is embarrassing to us as a nation,” Trump said at an annual gathering of the International Association of Chiefs of Police of Chicago’s crime rate, during his first official trip to the city as president.
“All over the world they’re talking about Chicago. Afghanistan is a safe place by comparison,” he said, recycling an attack he’s used before to disparage cities. The aside elicited chuckles from the audience.
Trump has railed against Chicago’s high rates of violent crime, even threatening at points to have the federal government intervene in the city.
But on Monday, the president specifically trained his focus on Eddie Johnson, Chicago’s superintendent of police, who boycotted Trump’s appearance at the IACP convention, citing “not just my personal feelings about it, but our core values as a city.” Johnson’s boycott spawned backlash from officers in the city, and prompted the local police union to issue a vote of no confidence in their superintendent….