Trump announces new federal ‘surge’ of law enforcement to Chicago

Posted on AllSides July 22nd, 2020
From The Center

President Donald Trump, who once bragged he could solve Chicago’s crime problem within a week, announced plans Wednesday to send a “surge of federal law enforcement” to the city to address ongoing violence.

Though agents also will be sent to Albuquerque, N.M., Trump singled out Chicago as the place in the most critical need of additional resources.

“Perhaps no citizens have suffered more from the menace of violent crime than the wonderful people of Chicago, a city I know very well,” Trump said.

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