President Donald Trump compared Chicago to Afghanistan in an interview with ABC’s David Muir.
On Tuesday, Trump tweeted out, “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!”
Muir asked Trump what he meant by send in the feds.
Trump responded: “It’s carnage. You know, in my speech I got tremendous – from certain people – the word carnage. It is carnage. It’s horrible carnage. This is Afghanistan – is not like what’s happening in Chicago. People are being shot left and right. Thousands of people over a period – over a short period of time.”
Trump continued: “Chicago is like a war zone. Chicago is worse than some of the people that you report in some of the places that you report about every night, in the Middle East.”
Muir pressed Trump on what exactly he meant by federal assistance.
Trump replied: “I want them to fix the problem. You can’t have thousands of people being shot in a city, in a country that I happen to be president of. Maybe it’s okay if somebody else is president.”
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