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Kayleigh McEnany Attacks Chicago’s Democrat Mayor

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday that more people are dying in Chicago “than in Iraq and Afghanistan” and the “derelict Democrat mayor” is “doing nothing to stop this.”

McEnany made the comments one day after Chicago’s top cop said his officers were ambushed during violent clashes between protestors and police last week near a statue of Christopher Columbus as objects, including frozen water bottles, rocks and explosives, were hurled at officers during heated confrontations between the groups.

Police Superintendent David Brown said 49 police officers were injured, including one with a broken eye socket and another who had a broken kneecap. Twelve people were arrested for mob action, damage to property and attacking police officers.

McEnany said on Tuesday that President Trump is “very upset with what he’s seen” and has written “a letter to the mayor about this.”

Another turbulent weekend in Chicago has left at least 10 people dead from gun violence and 60 injured – including at least 10 minors, police said.

“You have children who have been shot,” McEnany said. “People who have died, roughly a dozen people, every single weekend, more people are dying in the city than in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is incredible.”

“This is on a street in America run by a derelict Democrat mayor who is doing nothing to stop this so the president is very upset with this,” she continued.

McEnany said that she’ll “leave it” to the president as to when the decision is made to send federal officers to Chicago.

Several big-city mayors that have seen upticks in violent crime and escalating clashes between police and protesters are demanding federal agents be withdrawn from their cities — and any plans for more federal deployments be halted.

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