Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for threatening to withhold federal funds to cities that ignore federal law and serve as sanctuaries to people in the U.S. illegally. Emanuel tried to defend his position today:

Basically here’s what Emanuel’s doing:

When it’s put that way it sounds even more ridiculous. Also, Emanuel, who is ignoring federal immigration laws, is suing the Trump administration for countering by threatening to withhold federal funds that his city needs for purposes of law enforcement:

The suit revolves around specific conditions Sessions announced in July for a federal program, the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, or Bryne JAG, which provides federal funding to support local law enforcement efforts.