President Trump announced on Wednesday that he is deploying 100 federal agents to Chicago to help combat rising crime rates – as Trump continues to prove himself as the “law and order” president.
The “surge,” as Trump called it, of agents to Chicago and other American cities is part of Operation Legend – named after 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro, who was fatally shot while sleeping in a Kansas City apartment late last month.
“The effort to shut down police in their own communities has led to a shocking explosion of shootings, killing, violence, murders,” Trump said during a speech in the White House’s East Room. “This rampage of violence shocks the conscience of our nation and we will not stand by and watch it happen.”
A number of lawmakers from New York to Portland have spoken out against the Trump administration sending the agents to their cities, as their personal hatred for Trump is so fierce that they would rather let Americans die than accept his help.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot also cried out against Trump sending in federal agents to keep Americans safe.
Earlier this week Lightfoot tweeted an attack on President Trump as a deadly shooting at a funeral home in Chicago left 14 people injured. This followed a weekend where 10 people were killed and 60 were injured in shootings.
“At least 414 people have been murdered in the city this year,” Trump said of Chicago. “These are numbers that are not even to be believed.”
Lightfoot has proven herself time and time again incapable of getting Chicago’s violence under control and the city has seen some of its most violent days in history under her.
The Chicago mayor was called “unprofessional,” “childish” and “pathetic” by the city’s president of the Fraternal Order of Police, John Catanzara in response to the mayor going after him.
Lightfoot had referred to Catanzara as “unhinged” and attention-seeking after the union leader wrote a letter to President Trump asking for federal assistance amid Chicago’s continuing crime wave. Lightfoot called the prospect of federal intervention “chaos” and “lawlessness.”
Catanzara spoke during an appearance on “The Ingraham Angle,” where he also reacted to breaking news that at least a dozen people had been shot outside a funeral home.
“The mayor likes to use the word ‘unhinged’ but the ironic part is the mayor became unhinged. I wish I could show you the text messages that she sent me over the weekend as soon as she found out I sent the request to President Trump,” Catanzara told Fox News host Laura Ingraham.
“She was the one who totally became unhinged, unprofessional, childish,” he continued, “and it was really pathetic for the leader of a city,” Catanzara said.
Catanzara blamed the inability of Chicago to take control of the violence and murder spreading across the city on a combination of Democratic leaders. He slammed Cook County Board chairwoman Toni Preckwinkle, county prosecutor Kim Foxx, Lightfoot and Sheriff Tom Dart as being the source of systemic problems in the county and city.
“The bold[ness of criminals] is there because they know there are no consequences,” said Catanzara.
“The justice system in Cook County is totally broken all the way from President Preckwinkle [down]…” he added. “They have no idea what real justice is, [there] is basically the bloodbath in the street as a result.”
Catanzara claimed Lightfoot has a “Napoleon complex” and sharply spurns those who disagree with her.
“She is literally running the Titanic into an iceberg intentionally,” he said. “Fifty-six rounds [were reportedly] fired [during Tuesday evening’s incident] and  people shot tonight at a funeral where there was police’s special attention because of the gang victim that was already being waked at the funeral home.”
The decision to dispatch federal agents to American cities like Chicago will look to put an end to the lawlessness that has descended upon Democrat led areas and is part of Trump’s efforts to maintain “law-and-order” as the left look to destroy the police as we know it.