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CHICAGO/CRIME/POLICE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Monday [10-28-19] 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…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.”

Caitlin Oprysko, “Trump compares Chicago to Afghanistan and rips into police chief for snubbing him,” Politico, October 28, 2019 3:37 pm

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