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Chicago violence sparks war of words between Trump, mayor

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Posted at 10:13 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 22:13:07-04

CHICAGO (AP) — The war of words between Chicago’s mayor and President Donald Trump has escalated after a weekend when 12 were killed in the city and dozens injured by gunfire, with Lori Lightfoot rejecting any suggestion federal law enforcement officers should be dispatched to the city and Trump all but promising to send them.

In a letter sent to the president on Monday, Lightfoot said the deployment of secret, federal agents who ``arrest, and detain residents without any cause” is a bad idea and urged the president not to do it.

Lightfoot harshly criticized the actions of the federal officers in Portland.

“How about Chicago? Would you say they need help after this weekend?” Trump told reporters at the White House.