During a White House press briefing on Thursday, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany attacked the mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, for not requesting that federal officials help control gun violence in the Windy City, even going so far as to call Lightfoot “the derelict mayor of Chicago.”

But as SafeWise notes, Chicago isn’t even one of the “most dangerous cities” in the United States. Here’s the Top 10 according to them:

  1. Anchorage, Alaska
  2. Albuquerque, New Mexico
  3. Memphis, Tennessee
  4. Wichita, Kansas
  5. Lubbock, Texas
  6. Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, Michigan
  7. Spokane-Spokane Valley, Washington
  8. Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
  9. Corpus Christi, Texas
  10. Mobile, Alabama

President Donald Trump has also repeatedly taken cheap shots at Chicago, according to HuffPost:

“McEnany’s attack on the Democratic mayor is in step with President Donald Trump’s regular targeting of the Windy City. Trump called Chicago violence ‘worse than Afghanistan’ this week ― a comparison he has used before, WGN reported. Trump is ‘intent on portraying Democrats and 2020 rival Joe Biden as soft on crime and anti-police,’ the Sun-Times wrote.”

In response to McEnany’s comments, Mayor Lightfoot fired off this devastating tweet:

For those who aren’t familiar with the term “Karen,” it’s a slang insult for a rude white woman trying to exploit her privilege.

Others also joined the mayor in slamming the press secretary:

It’s both ironic and disgusting that this White House pretends to give a damn about violence in Chicago but they’re perfectly willing to sit by and watch as thousands more die each week from COVID-19. The death toll from the virus now stands at 141,000, but the administration has yet to launch a comprehensive plan for battling the disease. Sounds like they need to stay in their lane and stop trying to pass the buck.

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