Chicago Mayor Lightfoot To Trump: 'F-U'

May 29, 2020 - 4:00 pm

    CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday lashed out at President Trump with an implied explicative after the president’s controversial comments about social unrest in Minneapolis. 

    “I will code what I really want to say to Donald Trump. It’s two words. It begins with F and it ends with U,” Lightfoot said at a media briefing to discuss reopening plans in her city. 

    The mayor has talked in the past couple of days about the racially charged death of George Floyd, 47, a black man who died after being arrested by Minneapolis police. Video of a white officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck went viral; in it, Floyd said he couldn’t breathe.

    Trump has expressed sympathy toward Floyd's family. But in a censored tweet, he suggested that looters who are rioting in Minneapolis in the wake of his death may be shot. Lightfoot said the president's message was "profoundly dangerous" meant to "inflame racist urges."

    Lightfoot said demonstrations were expected in Chicago in the wake of Floyd's death. She said protesters should observe social distancing and wear face coverings to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

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