Yesterday, President Trump tweeted about the horrible violence in Chicago:
Seven people shot and killed yesterday in Chicago. What is going on there – totally out of control. Chicago needs help!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2017
Illinois Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin today asked Trump to do more:
Yet again, I urge the Pres to stop tweeting&provide critical fed resources for econ development, mentoring&jobs to address Chicago violence https://t.co/YivjoX2Yjk
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) February 24, 2017
Is Durbin trying to spin the crime in Chicago into the fault of Republicans and Trump? If so, some reminders are necessary:
@SenatorDurbin Democrats have owned that city for a century……what have you done??
— Mar (@mm77atl) February 24, 2017
Tell me again what happened the past 8 years? Or the previous 110 in Chicago under local democratic control? https://t.co/K3kfC7cLNN
— JP (@Jprichard34) February 24, 2017
Almost century long Democrat control of Chicago. Federal resources aren't the issue. https://t.co/1MTe5l7nUW
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 24, 2017
Nice try though, Sen. Durbin.
@SenatorDurbin Why do the (R)'s need to come in and fix a problem Dems have brought on themselves? You started it! Fix it!
— Granny617 (@Granny617) February 24, 2017
@SenatorDurbin Weird how the previous president didn't address any of those items.
— JWF (@JammieWF) February 24, 2017
Chicago doesn't need more federal resources, it needs fewer Democrats… https://t.co/JgR1ro719D
— Jim Branch (@jamesbranch3) February 24, 2017
@SenatorDurbin He's been President for a month, where was your concern for the past 8 years?
— Anmarie (@LiberalHeretic) February 24, 2017
Please show me where you sent the same tweet in February, 2009. https://t.co/hoRanWj52J
— Ned Ryerson (@Crapplefratz) February 24, 2017
@SenatorDurbin You & the Democrats have squandered resources for decades & lost all credibility for any real solutions for Chicago citizens
— TXCobrak (@TXCobrak) February 24, 2017