Ivanka Trump’s Chicago Tweets Ripped as “Nonsense” by Mayor Lori Lighfoot
President Trump has never been shy to discuss his feelings on inner city violence. The most recent example is his attack on Chair of the House Oversight Committee, Elijah Cummings and the city of Baltimore.
First Daughter, Ivanka Trump typically stays on the family message, though she does so in a softer way. On Tuesday, the President’s daughter attempted to compare the recent massacres in El Paso and Dayton to Chicago violence. Her tweets were quickly denounced as “nonsense” by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Ivanka Trump tweeted, “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.” She continued, “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.”
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.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 6, 2019
Lightfoot was later asked about the tweet by reporters. “It wasn’t a playground, it was a park,” she said. “It wasn’t seven dead. It wasn’t 52 wounded in one incident, which is what this suggests. It’s misleading.”
The Chicago Mayor continued, “That’s the danger of somebody with a platform and audience … that doesn’t know what they’re talking about and getting the fundamental facts wrong that they can easily figure out if they had the decency to actually reach out to us if they wanted to be a constructive and engaged partner.”
Lightfoot closed her statement by noting, “I’m not going to be distracted by nonsense tweets from people who don’t know what they’re talking about.”