Many of you have probably seen at least one article about President Trump tweeting about sending the ‘feds’ to Chicago if they can’t solve their problem with gun violence. If not click on this! But this article says so much more!
President Donald Trump may be making decisions based on what he watches on Fox News.
Late on Tuesday, the president tweeted about the gun violence in Chicago, writing, “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!”
Numerous reporters noted that Trump’s tweet came shortly after an “O’Reilly Factor” segment on the same topic, which cited the same statistics and even used the word “carnage,” a recent favorite noun of Trump’s.
This apparently is an open secret!
Many top policymakers have attempted to get their message to Trump via his favorite TV programs.
So, all hail ‘president’ O’Reilly!
subtext: Many people…including guys like Bill O’Reilly bring up the ‘carnage’ in Chicago and mention that Chicago has some of the toughest gun laws in the United States…but gun violence is still a growing issue. Well maybe it has to do with the gun laws around Chicago:
And while the city has attempted to use strict gun laws to curb shootings, about 60% of guns used in shootings last year were purchased out of state.
Universal gun laws modelled on Chicago’s might be a better idea.