Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot deserves criticism for giving in to Antifa calls for that she take away statues and permitting violence to unfold all through her metropolis, Tucker Carlson mentioned Saturday.
“Chicago was a gorgeous place. There are a variety of causes it is not anymore. However close to the highest of that listing is a girl referred to as Lori Lightfoot. She’s the mayor,” Carlson mentioned on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“Like a variety of massive metropolis mayors, Lightfoot is incompetent,” he continued. “She has no concept what she’s doing. You would not let her plan your spring break. She’d ship you to Wuhan [China] by chance. However what makes Lori Lightfoot uncommon is the remarkably aggressive method that she lies. Lightfoot says issues which are so implausible they might be a part of a comedy routine. However she’s not joking. She expects you to imagine each phrase of it.”
“Lightfoot says issues which are so implausible they might be a part of a comedy routine. However she’s not joking. She expects you to imagine each phrase of it.”
Carlson referred to as out Lightfoot for blaming Republicans for Chicago’s woes.
“See, it is the Republicans’ fault that Chicago is now extra harmful than many Third World international locations. That is smart. The issue is there aren’t actually any Republicans in Chicago. Donald Trump bought 12 % of the vote there. Of the 50 aldermen on Chicago’s metropolis council proper now, not a single certainly one of them is a Republican — not one,” Carlson mentioned. “So she’s moved on to a brand new excuse.”
“Of the 50 aldermen on Chicago’s metropolis council proper now, not a single certainly one of them is a Republican — not one.”
The host mocked Lightfoot for shifting the blame to Christopher Columbus statues.
“You recognize why Chicago is circling the drain proper now? You recognize why all these youngsters are getting murdered? Due to Christopher Columbus. Sure. An Italian navigator who by no means bought inside a thousand miles of The Loop and who, by the best way, died greater than 5 hundred years in the past. He did it,” Carlson mentioned. “This morning, Lightfoot ordered the town to take right down to Christopher Columbus statues — one in Little Italy and one in Grant Park. That’ll repair the issue, you may let your children play outdoors now.”
Carlson warned viewers about Lightfoot shifting the blame from her personal failures.
“If Lori Lightfoot, progressive mayors like her across the nation, and there are lots of, are allowed to divert consideration from their very own failures by bowing to the mob and destroying public property, this is not going to finish with Christopher Columbus,” Carlson mentioned. “It can get a lot worse and it’ll get extra harmful.”