After O’Reilly Calls For National Guard Trump Threatens To ‘Send In The Feds’ In Chicago (Video)

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Tuesday night, Donald Trump threatened to “send in the Feds” to curb violence in the city of Chicago. Naturally, the threat came via Twitter:

Interestingly, the tweet followed the airing of The O’Reilly Factor that included a segment calling for federal intervention in the city of Chicago.

Is it a coincidence? Probably not, as the “42 killings” cited by Trump match the number that Bill O’Reilly used on his show, but not the number (38) supplied by the Chicago Police Department.

Chicago’s gun violence played a big role in Trump’s presidential campaign.  At the Republican National Convention, Trump said,”the crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon, and I mean very soon, come to an end.”

And earlier this month, Trump Tweeted:

Although O’Reilly and Trump offer stinging rebukes of Chicago Mayor (and former Obama White House Chief of Staff) Rahm Emanuel, he has discussed his willingness for help from the federal government on this issue many times, including earlier Tuesday, on a local television news program.

From a statement released by Chicago Police Superintendent, Eddie Johnson Tuesday:

As the mayor said just a few hours ago, the Chicago Police Department is more than willing to work with the federal government to build on our partnerships with D.O.J., F.B.I., D.E.A. and A.T.F. and boost federal prosecution rates for gun crimes in Chicago.

So the city of Chicago is more than ready to to receive federal assistance in this matter. The major difference being that O’Reilly, who seems to have Trump’s attention, is calling for a National Guard occupation (#OrangeHelm ?), among other dire scenarios. The only thing that Trump or Bill O’Reilly don’t seem willing to mention is any sort of gun control legislation.

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