UPDATED 6:24 AM PT — Fri. August 10, 2018
President Trump is joining Illinois lawmakers in calls for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign.
The president called out the mayor during a prison reform roundtable Thursday, saying the city has bad leadership.
This comes after city leaders called for the mayor to step down for failing to address a spree of violence which left 12-people dead and more than 70-people injured last weekend.
“They had 63 incidents last weekend and 12 deaths — that’s bad stuff happening and probably I guess you have to take from the leadership, that’s called bad leadership,” said President Trump. “There’s no reason in a million years something like that should be happening in Chicago.”
In response to the killings, Chicago police are adding hundreds of additional officers to areas heavily impacted by the violence.