As the violence in Chicago continues, law enforcement and elected officials scramble to find a solution. For President Donald Trump, using social media to get the word out is his first course of action.

Trump on Chicago

On Wednesday, 13 people were shot in Chicago, with seven of them being fatal. The actions marked the deadliest day in the city in 2017 in regards to gun violence. Prior to Wednesday's shootings, four other days in Chicago had resulted in as many as five deaths, as gun violence continues to be prevalent in the area. According to the local NBC affiliate, "at least 92 people have been fatally shot in Chicago, not including three more slain by police officers," since the start of the new year, in addition to close to 400 people being wounded.

In response, Donald Trump voiced his opposition with a February 23 post on Twitter.

"Seven people shot and killed yesterday in Chicago. What is going on there - totally out of control," Donald Trump wrote on his Twitter account on Thursday night, before adding, "Chicago needs help!" This isn't the first time that Trump has expressed his concern for the city on social media. Last month, the commander in chief took to his Twitter account and threatened to send in federal officials to Chicago if the violence didn't stop.

"If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on," Donald Trump tweeted back in January, while adding, "I will send in the Feds!" Republicans and Democrats have been split on how to handle to chaos in Chicago, which only continues the political divide in the country.

Republicans have highlighted the high rate of gang activity in the city, while also pointing to local and city governments being run by Democrats and liberals. In opposition, Democrats have called for stricter gun control, which has been an issue that both sides have been unable to find common ground on for some time.

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Moving forward

As Donald Trump uses Twitter to bypass the mainstream news media and get his message out to the American people, opposition to the former host of "The Apprentice" has only increased. According to the most recent Quinnipiac poll, Trump's favorable rating has dropped to just 38 percent, with 55 percent disapproving of the job he's done in the White House after just a month in office.