A Democratic Illinois state lawmaker who represents part of Chicago’s West Side that has been heavily impacted by an increase in shootings asked publicly on “Fox & Friends” for President Donald Trump’s help.
State Representative La Shawn Ford said three of the 63 people shot over the weekend in Chicago were victimized within steps of his church.
La Shawn K. Ford: @RahmEmanuel must take away the thought that #Chicago is a Trump-free zone. Taxpayers deserve to have the president come in and bring resources to the community. @foxandfriends pic.twitter.com/MwmMy8CkPu
— Brian Kilmeade (@kilmeade) August 6, 2018
Ford said he was not opposing Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) outright, but clarified that the president should not consider the city a “Trump-Free Zone” — which Emanuel declared it in 2017.
“We have to make sure that President Trump recognizes that not everybody believes that Chicago is a Trump-Free Zone,” Ford said.