Chicago mayor derides Ivanka Trump's 'nonsense' tweets about gun violence in city

Fox News | 8/7/2019 | Louis Casiano
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot criticized White House adviser Ivanka Trump on Tuesday over the first daughter's tweets about weekend violence in the city.

In a pair of tweets, Trump tweeted about the city's gun violence epidemic in light of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Chicago reported 55 people shot, seven fatally, over the weekend.

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“As we grieve over the evil mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, let us not overlook that Chicago experienced its deadliest weekend of the year. With 7 dead and 52 wounded near a playground in the Windy City — and little national outrage or media coverage — we mustn’t become numb to the violence faced by inner city communities every day," Trump wrote.

While at a news conference after a meeting with police brass, Lightfoot said Trump got her facts wrong and implied the shootings were all part of one episode, The Chicago Tribune reported.

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