The city of Chicago has been forced to deal with increased violence in recent years, especially at the hands of gun fire. After President Donald Trump commented on the issue, Chicago law enforcement are speaking out.

Trump called out

Earlier this week, seven people were killed in Chicago as a result of gun violence, marking the deadliest day in the city during 2017. In response, Donald Trump took to his offical Twitter account to highlight to situation. "What is going on there, totally out of control," Trump tweeted, while adding, "Chicago needs help!" Trump's social media message comes just one month after he threatened to "send in the Feds" to help stop the violence in the city.

As reported by The Hill on February 24, the Chicago Police Department has decided to call out the president for his apparent hypocrisy.

While Donald Trump has threatened Chicago and has made the city a target on his social media feed, it appears he's leaving out a few important details. According to The Hill, Chicago Pd has repeatedly asked for help from the Trump administration, but have been ignored.

"We've made requests to the White House and the Justice Department for them to support our work," Superintendent of Chicago Police Eddie Johnson said in a statement released on Friday.

"We are still waiting for the administration's response to our request," Johnson said, while noting that the city has inquired about getting help through "federal gun prosecution, to more FBI, DEA and ATF agents, to more funding for mentoring, job training." While the former host of "The Apprentice" has talked a big game on helping one of the most dangerous cities in the country, it doesn't appear he is backing up his words with action.

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