Trump Threatens to 'Send in the Feds' if Chicago Doesn't Curb Violence
"If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!" the president tweeted.
One of the show's guests, Horace Cooper, an adjunct fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative think tank, said, "I don't know another word besides 'carnage' to describe the devastation that's been taking place."
Just over an hour later, at 9:25 p.m. ET, Trump took to Twitter using the same statistics Fox News had used and the same language as Cooper.Trump was unclear as to which federal agents he was talking about.
In August, then-presidential candidate Trump said the city’s crime problem could be dealt with in a week’s time if police were “mugh tougher” than they are now.