Doubling down on stupid.

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Talk about going full retard. You never go full retard. Period. President Trump trolled the Illinois governor and the Chicago mayor with a well-written letter three days ago. He called them out on their failure of leadership and offered to step in if they needed his help. His letter closed with these two paragraphs:

Unlike previous Administrations of both parties, I am willing to tackle unsolved challenges. If you are willing to put partisanship aside, we can revitalize distressed neighborhoods in Chicago, together. But to succeed, you must establish law and order. The combination of crime, high State and local taxes, and onerous State and local government regulations have caused thousands of Illinoisans to flee to other States. Between 2010 and 2019, Illinois lost more of its population than any other state in the Nation. If you are interested, I am willing to ask members of my Cabinet to meet with you and help devise a plan to make Chicago safe, since a successful formula has escaped both you and your predecessors. My Administration would also welcome the opportunity to engage with you and your colleagues as you develop bipartisan policy recommendations to improve policing and make our great cities safer for all.

Unfortunately, you continue to put your own political interests ahead of the lives, safety, and fortunes of your own citizens. The people of Chicago deserve better.

Mayor Lightfoot tweeted the next day:

She didn't really react until today. From MSN News and the Chicago NBC affiliate:

In New Message, Lightfoot Accuses Trump of Targeting Cities With Female Mayors
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot accused President Donald Trump of targeting Democratic, female mayors in larger U.S. cities with "misogynistic and racist rants" after the president wrote a letter to her on the city's increasing violence.

"What's abundantly clear over this last month in particular, there's some obvious dots to connect as part of his regular rotation of criticisms," Lightfoot said during an unrelated press conference Monday. "He has started attacking and trying to undermine every big city Democratic mayor, especially the women."

Among the female leaders Lightfoot cited in her message were Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta, Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C. and Mayor Jenny Durkan of Seattle.

Hey Groot - read President Trump's letter again and try to understand it this time. What he was complaining about is your political interests, your failure of leadership and your inability to care for the people and the city that elected you. With this letter, you are deflecting from the problem and trying to hide behind some charge of gender bias when the real problem is piss-poor leadership.

Let's hope the good citizens of the great city of Chicago come to their senses next election day. What a putz.

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