Donald Trump has had plenty to say about the Windy City lately, which is strange, because this is the same city that shut down his rally in March. The presidential candidate confidently said he could cure violence in Chicago in one week. He also went on to say African Americans will vote for him after the fatal shooting of Chicago Bulls guard Dwayne Wade’s cousin Nykea Aldridge on the South side of Chicago last week. Columnist Lynn Sweet weighs in on Trump’s extreme antics to reach the Black community.
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump, please come to Chicago.
In the wake of Chicago’s ongoing struggle with gun violence, tell us how you are going to fix Chicago’s crime problems. Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of Bulls star Dwyane Wade, was fatally shot on Friday, caught in crossfire intended for someone else.
She is just one of many innocent victims.
You’ve been mentioning Chicago shootings in your speeches even before the murder of Aldridge, a mother of four, near 63rd and Calumet.
I get that you — and other Republicans — like to highlight Chicago crime because it’s President Barack Obama’s adopted hometown and his former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, is the mayor.
“Failed Democratic policies — the policies of Hillary Clinton — have created this high crime and crushing poverty,” Trump said Saturday in Des Moines, when he brought up the Aldridge shooting.
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