Chicago Mayor Says She Won’t Allow ‘Trump’s Troops … To Terrorize Our Residents’ As 14 People Are Shot In Amid City’s Gang Violence

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Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday that she will not “allow Trump’s troops” into her city, as 14 more people were shot in gang violence.

“Under no circumstances will I allow Donald Trump’s troops to come to Chicago and terrorize our residents,” Lightfoot tweeted.

The Trump administration is poised to send 150 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agents to Chicago, according to numerous reports. But it is not yet clear whether the force will be agents from DHS or other federal agencies. 

President Donald Trump said Monday he wants to send federal forces to “Democratic cities” to quell riots and reduce lawlessness.