National

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Chides Trump’s Criticisms of Female Mayors

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot lashed out at President Donald Trump Thursday, scolding him over a lack of leadership during one of the most turbulent times in the nation’s history.

Lightfoot said the reason behind the president’s criticisms of her and fellow Mayors Jenny Durkan of Seattle, Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta and Muriel Bowser of D.C. is patently transparent.

“He’s trying to borrow a page off Richard Nixon’s playbook where you divide and conquer, where you scare White suburbanites,” Lightfoot said on CNN. “You scare White working-class folks into thinking you’re the person who has all the answers and that the Democrats have failed.

“But here’s the reality for this president: when he picks on me and Jenny Durkan, and Keisha Lance Bottoms and Muriel Bowser, [he fails to realize that] we’re all very tough women,” Lightfoot said. “And we are leading because that’s what leaders do. We are not failing every single day to step up and own responsibility and be a leader in this incredible time.

“We need the president to be a better leader. We need him to take ownership of responsibility,” she said. “Even though he’s failed in these three months, he still has an opportunity to lead, but he’s not interested. But what he’s interested in is dividing and conquering, and that’s a recipe for disaster.”

Tags
Show More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Back to top button

My News Matters to me - Washington Informer Donations

Be a Part of The Washington Informer Legacy

A donation of your choice empowers our journalists to continue the work to better inform, educate and empower you through technology and resources that you use.

Click Here Today to Support Black Press and be a part of the Legacy!

Subscribe today for free and be the first to have news and information delivered directly to your inbox.

Select list(s) to subscribe to


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact
Close

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker