Trump bashes Chicago’s top cop Eddie Johnson: He’s not doing his job

Trump bashes Chicago’s top cop Eddie Johnson: He’s not doing his job


I KNOW THAT. BUT THERE IS ONE PERSON THAT IS NOT HERE TODAY. WE’RE IN CHICAGO. I SAID WHERE IS HE? I WANT TO TALK TO HIM. IN FACT, MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE, THIS PERSON SHOULD BE HERE BECAUSE MAYBE HE COULD LEARN SOMETHING. [APPLAUSE] AND THAT’S THE SUPERINTENDENT OF CHICAGO POLICE EDDIE JOHNSON. HE SAID THE VALUES OF THE PEOPLE OF CHICAGO ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD HAVE TO SAY. I DON’T THINK SO. BECAUSE THAT’S VERY INSULTING STATEMENT AFTER ALL I’VE DONE FOR THE POLICE. I’VE DONE MORE THAN ANY OTHER PRESIDENT HAS EVER DONE FOR THE POLICE. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] OVER 100 YEARS WE CAN PROVE IT BUT PROBABLY FROM THE BEGINNING. AND HERE IS A MAN THAT COULD NOT BOTHER TO SHOW UP FOR A MEETING OF POLICE CHIEFS, MOST RESPECTED PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY, IN HIS HOMETOWN AND WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. AND YOU KNOW WHY? IT’S BECAUSE HE IS NOT DOING HIS JOB. LAST YEAR 565 PEOPLE WERE MURDERED IN CHICAGO. SINCE EDDIE JOHNSON HAS BEEN POLICE CHIEF, MORE THAN 1,500 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MURDERED IN CHICAGO AND 13,067 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SHOT. DURING THE FIRST WEEKEND OF AUGUST 2019, SEVEN PEOPLE WERE MURDERED AND 52 WERE WOUNDED IN 32 SHOOTINGS IN CHICAGO. AND RECENTLY THEY HAD 78 SHOOTINGS OVER A WEEKEND SPREE AND THREE PEOPLE KILLED. AND CHICAGO HAS THE TOUGHEST GUN LAWS IN THE UNITED STATES. THAT DOESN’T SEEM TO BE WORKING TOO WELL, DOES IT? A LOT OF YOU PEOPLE KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I MEAN. BUT UNDER JOHNSON’S LEADERSHIP, THEY CERTAINLY DON’T PROTECT PEOPLE. THEN YOU HAVE THE CASE OF THIS WISE GUYS JUSSIE SMOLLETT WHO BEAT UP HIMSELF. [LAUGHTER] [APPLAUSE] AND HE SAID MAGA COUNTRY DID IT. HE SAID IT’S A HATE CRIME. IT’S A HATE CRIME. AND IT’S A SCAM. IT IS A REAL BIG SCAM JUST LIKE THE IMPEACHMENT OF YOUR PRESIDENT IS A SCAM. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] AND THEN YOU LOOK WHAT’S GOING ON, SMOLLETT IS STILL TRYING TO GET AWAY WITH IT. HE WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER OFF IF HE PAID HIS $100,000 BILL. CHICAGO IS UNFORTUNATELY THE WORST SANCTUARY CITY IN AMERICA. CHICAGO PROTECTS CRIMINALS AT A LEVEL FEW COULD EVEN IMAGINE. LAST YEAR IN COOK COUNTY ALONE ICE ASKED LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT PEOPLE TO PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE, WE BEG YOU, WE’LL DO ANYTHING NECESSARY TO STOP CRIME. WE WANT TO STOP CRIME. PLEASE DETAIN 1,162 PEOPLE, PLEASE. BUT IN EACH CASE THE DETAINER WAS DENIED AND EDDIE JOHNSON WANTS TO TALK ABOUT VALUES. NO, PEOPLE LIKE JOHNSON PUT CRIMINALS AND ILLEGAL ALIENS BEFORE THE CITIZENS OF CHICAGO AND THOSE ARE HIS VALUES AND FRANKLY, THOSE VALUES TO ME ARE A DISGRACE. I WILL NEVER PUT THE NEEDS — [APPLAUSE] — OF ILLEGAL CRIMINALS BEFORE I PUT THE NEEDS OF LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS. IT IS VERY SIMPLE TO ME. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] SO WHEN EDDIE JOHNSON AND MANY OTHER PEOPLE FROM LOTS OF OTHER REGIONS AND AREAS SUPPORT SANCTUARY CITIES, IT IS REALLY IN MY OPINION A BETRAYAL OF THEIR OATH TO THE SHIELD AND A VIOLATION OF HIS DUTY TO SERVE AND TO PROTECT THE COURAGEOUS POLICE OFFICERS OF CHICAGO. I KNOW SOME OF THEM AND THEY ARE THE MOST INCREDIBLE PEOPLE. THEY COULD SOLVE THIS PROBLEM QUICKLY. [APPLAUSE] IT IS EMBARRASSING TO US AS A NATION. ALL OVER THE WORLD THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT CHICAGO. AFGHANISTAN IS A SAFE PLACE BY COMPARISON. IT’S TRUE. POLICE OFFICERS OF CHICAGO ARE ENTITLED TO A POLICE SUPERINTENDENT WHO HAS THEIR BACKS AND KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING. YOU ARE ENTITLED TO A POLICE SUPERINTENDENT WHO SIDES WITH YOU, WITH THE PEOPLE OF CHICAGO. THE PEOPLE WANT THIS. AND WITH THE FAMILIES OF CHICAGO, NOT THE CRIMINALS AND THE GANG MEMBERS THAT ARE HERE ILLEGALLY. AND NOT THE STUPID POLITICIANS THAT HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE HELL THEY’RE DOING. [APPLAUSE] BUT I’M GOING TO TELL YOU A QUICK STORY BECAUSE IT HAPPENED RIGHT HERE AND I WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH A CERTAIN PERSON, WHOEVER THAT PERSON MAY BE. I’M SURE THAT WE COULD FIND HIM BUT ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO I WAS LEAVING CHICAGO AND I WAS ACCOMPANIED BY A MASSIVE MOTORCYCLE BRIGADE OF POLICEMEN. AND TO DO THAT THEY HAVE TO VOLUNTEER, BECAUSE I GUESS MOST PLACES SAY YOU HAVE TO VOLUNTEER. I HAD A LOT OF VOLUNTEERS, I’LL TELL YOU, HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF THEM. OTHER CANDIDATES HAVE NONE. ALMOST LIKE A FREE POLL. I HAD HUNDREDS OF THEM. CHICAGO IS IN THE NEWS A LOT JUST LIKE IT IS NOW BECAUSE OF ALL THE KILLINGS GOING ON AND ALL OF THE SHOOTING AND ALL OF THE HORRIBLE THINGS HAPPENING. WHEN I ARRIVED AT THE AIRPLANE, THE POLICE OFFICERS ASKED WHETHER OR NOT IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE TO HAVE SOME PICTURES AND BEFORE I WON THE ELECTION I COULD DO THAT. I WOULD DO THAT ROUTINELY. NOW I THINK SECRET SERVICE HAS A PROBLEM. IF IT WAS UP TO ME I WOULD DO IT. BUT IT WAS BEFORE, MIGHT HAVE EVEN BEEN PRESIDENT ELECT. WASN’T LONG AGO. THE LEADER OF THE BRIGADE WAS THIS REALLY POWERFUL, STRONG-LOOKING GUY. BIG, BOOMING VOICE AND HE WAS DEFINITELY THE BOSS. DO WE KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS? HE WAS THE BOSS. PUT YOUR CYCLES OVER HERE, COME ON, LET’S GO. HE IS GOING TO TAKE A PICTURE. COME ON, LET’S GO. HURRY UP, COME ON. AND YET THEY ALL LOVED HIM. THEY LOVED VINCE LOMBARDI AND COACH BELICHICK. THEY LOVE CERTAIN PEOPLE. IT IS CALLED RESPECT. BUT HE WAS VERY RESPECTFULLY SHOUTING AT HIS MEN AND COME ON, LET’S GO. AND THEY WERE DOING EXACTLY AS HE SAID. HE WAS THE GUY. JUST AS I’M BOARDING THE PLANE I ASKED THIS MAN. I HAD A LOT OF RESPECT FOR HIM MYSELF. I SAW THE WAY HE WAS. HE WASN’T DOING ANYTHING WRONG. HE WAS JUST THE BOSS WHO WAS A RESPECTED PERSON. I SAID EXCUSE ME, COME HERE, WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING IN CHICAGO? HE SAID IT’S VERY SAD, SIR, VERY, VERY SAD. I HATE TO SEE WHAT’S GOING ON. I LOVE THIS CITY SO MUCH. I HATE IT. I ASKED HIM WHAT DO YOU THINK THE PROBLEM IS? AND HE SAID THERE IS NO LEADERSHIP FROM THE MAYOR AND THERE IS NONE AT THE TOP OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. THEY ARE AFRAID TO DO ANYTHING. HE SAID WE HAVE GREAT POLICE HERE, THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY. AND YOU ALL FEEL THAT ABOUT YOUR OWN POLICE BUT HE SAID THAT. BUT WE DON’T HAVE THE LEADERSHIP AT THE TOP. IT’S SO SAD. I SAID YOU ARE A TOUGH GUY. HOW LONG DO YOU THINK IT WOULD TAKE YOU TO FIX THIS KILLING PROBLEM IN CHICAGO? HE LOOKED AT ME AND SAID ONE DAY, SIR. THESE COPS ARE GREAT. THEY KNOW ALL THE BAD GUYS, SIR, THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO. WE COULD STRAIGHTEN IT OUT SO QUICKLY THAT YOUR HEAD WOULD SPIN. I LEFT VERY IMPRESSED, WHETHER IT WAS ONE DAY, ONE WEEK OR ONE MONTH NO DOUBT HE COULD HAVE DONE IT. AND I ACTUALLY TOLD THE STORY NUMEROUS TIMES AND I ACTUALLY SENT HIS NAME IN TO SOMEBODY INVOLVED WITH CHICAGO AND THAT’S THE LAST TIME I EVER HEARD OF THAT MAN. HE PROBABLY HAS A GOOD JOB SOMEPLACE OUTSIDE OF A POLICE FORCE. I’M SORRY TO DO THAT TO YOU BUT HE IS HAPPY. [LAUGHTER] HE DOESN’T HAVE TO PUT UP WITH THE NONSENSE THAT YOU HAVE TO PUT UP WITH. BUT I THOUGHT THERE IS A GUY WHO COULD BE YOUR POLICE SUPERINTENDENT AND DO A HELL OF A JOB. HE WOULD STRAIGHTEN THINGS OUT. SO THAT WAS YEARS AGO. I WAS THINKING ABOUT IT. I JUST THOUGHT ABOUT IT ON THE TRIP OVER. I SAID I’M GOING TO CHICAGO AND I WANT TO TELL THE STORY BECAUSE IT WAS TO ME A GREAT STORY. BECAUSE YOU COULD FIX THIS UP SO FAST. GOOD LEADERSHIP WOULD BE EASY TO FIND. YOU HAVE A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE IN THE DEPARTMENT. I LOVE HOW THEY GO TO OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY AND HIRE OTHER PEOPLE AND THEY DON’T KNOW THE NAME OF THE MOST BASIC STREET. THEY GO ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. HIRE SOMEBODY, OH GOOD, WHERE IS OUR HEADQUARTERS? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? WHERE IS IT LOCATED? INCREDIBLE PEOPLE IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN CHICAGO. I KNOW SOME OF THEM. I MET SOME OF THEM. BUT REMEMBER, 565 PEOPLE WERE MURDERED LAST YEAR. AND IT IS A SHAME AND I WANT EDDIE JOHNSON TO CHANGE HIS

100 thoughts on “Trump bashes Chicago’s top cop Eddie Johnson: He’s not doing his job

  1. It's called living in the big city, TRUMP lives in his own little bubble, hates freedom and any form of law enforcement. Trump will never respect Obama country, insults and hatred is not the message Americans should not endorse or tolerate.

  2. 853 moronic sheep gave this a thumbs down! Wake up idiots and think for yourselves not what the crooked media tells you! Litefoot and Johnson should NOT be in places of power! They are like spoiled toddlers who run away When Trump and the truth smacks them in the head! Pathetic!

  3. Donald Trump you done more much much more for one person I’m surprise I’m amazed I am so so happy that you’re my president of United States of America and I would vote for you 20 times over thank God you are our American president

  4. If every president took care of his country and peaple this way, who would run to other countries for greener pastures? Americans need to respect this president because even he's worth a living icon for other world leaders and the FAKE UN leaders.

  5. Is chicago where the F.B.I agency got started? Chicago since the 1800 hundreds have been run by
    Gangsters, wasnt it where the mafia ruled ? organize crime city , Al Capone's city ?

  6. Black Christians vote a law and order police chief in for a safer Chicago, for safer streets and protect your families.

  7. I can listen to him for hours on end and never tire of him. Trump is like a favorite uncle or relative. I'm not ashamed to say that I love him.

  8. Thank God we have a President that calls things out! Next we need committees to relieve incompetent elected officials of their duties.

  9. I like Trump……….but I will never trust him until he kicks Israel to the curb and stops sucking up to and supporting them
    !

  10. WHEN ARE WE GOING TO SEE THE JUSTICE WITH THE JUSSIE SMOLLET FIASCO?? THAT WAS A COMPLETE DISASTER AND HE NEEDS TO GO TO JAIL.WHAT A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE. !!

  11. I love our president but how can he have criminal prison reform yet Clean Up Chicago of the mess that black folks have caused and will continue to cause because they are such a mess and this is not coming from a racist View who agrees with me?

  12. I remember when Obama trashed them police for arresting Professor Gates (he later apologized) then it was the policeman who helped Gates down the stairs. Obama just walked ahead like he’s above doing that.

  13. There are a lot of crappy cops now a days in thousands of cities. Our country is a mess. They perpetuate corruption. A lot of the Sergeants and police Chiefs are the instigators of corruption in the United States. That is where a lot of the deep state is rooted.

  14. Trump I actually disagree with you with Chicago being one of the worst. That goes to all of the cities in California

  15. Corruption in Chicago, news there. THANK YOU POTUS for giving the police chief hell, he deserves it big time. Can't bother to show up, NICE. Way to go Eddie!

  16. Trump: I love you, I am your supporter, however, we must love law enforcement as you profess — and we all need to love Eddie Johnson.

  17. The draft dodging coward has a big mouth. Big tough guy hiding behind security his whole life. Trump would use a baby as a shield if he were being shot at.

  18. It’s “phony,” President Trump said Monday of the portion of the Constitution that forbids presidents from profiting off their offices.

    But the emoluments clause provisions are there in black and white — and some of the Founders expressly said that presidents should be impeached if they violate the provision barring a president from getting financial benefits from foreign governments, constitutional law experts say.

    Trump referred to the “phony emoluments clause” in rambling remarks Monday in which he continued to defend his decision to hold next year’s Group of 7 summit at one of his own properties, Trump National Doral Miami. His remarks came even though he had already reversed the controversial move.

    There are actually two emoluments clauses: The foreign emoluments clause is contained in Article 1, Section 9, Paragraph 8, of the Constitution.

    It says that no federal officers can “without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.”

    The purpose of the clause is “the obvious one of preventing foreign states from buying their way into influence over American government,” said Frank Bowman, a professor at the University of Missouri School of Law who is the author of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors: A History of Impeachment for the Age of Trump.”

    The second clause is known as the domestic emoluments clause. It is contained in Article II, Section 1, Paragraph 7, of the Constitution.

    It says that “the president is entitled to a salary, but may not receive ‘any other Emolument’ either from the federal or state governments. It is designed to ensure that presidents don’t try to turn their offices into schemes for self-enrichment and that state governments don’t try to curry favor with the president by paying him on the side,” Bowman said.

    Critics say Trump has been violating the emoluments clauses by collecting money from foreign governments, the US government, and others at his company’s properties. The Trump National Doral decision appeared to be an even bolder step. Trump in his Monday remarks said, among other things, his family runs his business rather than him, and George Washington and other presidents “ran their business at the same time” as being president.

    Some in Congress have suggested that alleged emoluments clause violations, already the subject of several lawsuits, be considered as one of the impeachment articles against Trump. It’s not clear if they will be, as the House inquiry rapidly accelerates into the Ukraine scandal.

    At least as it regards accepting foreign emoluments, some Founders were on the record saying that accepting emoluments was an impeachable offense, Bowman said.

    “Accepting foreign emoluments was expressly mentioned by some among the Framers as impeachable. And, of course, it fits squarely into their dual concerns that federal officers be free of corruption and that foreign powers not gain undue influence,” Bowman said.

    Bowman wrote in “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” that Gouverneur Morris of New York at the Philadelphia Convention spoke several times of the need for impeachment of a president in the pay of a foreign power.

    Morris spoke at the convention where the Constitution was drawn up of the “danger of seeing the first Magistrate in foreign pay without being able to guard against it by displacing him.”

    Morris also said, “No man would say that an Executive known to be in the pay of an Enemy, should not be removable in some way or another,” according to records of the convention.

    At the Virginia ratifying convention a year later, Edmund Randolph of Virginia said, “There is another provision against the danger. . . of the President receiving emoluments from foreign powers. If discovered, he may be impeached.”

    Bowman wrote, “Congress has the authority to decide that accepting money and favors from persons or nations who have a natural desire to ingratiate themselves with an American president is not only a technical violation of the emoluments clauses, but constitutes corruption of a type embraced by the phrase ‘high Crimes and Misdemeanors.’ ”

    “The emoluments clauses prescribe particular aspects of a norm of republican virtue. The impeachment power is the enforcement mechanism for that norm,” he wrote.

    Cass Sunstein, a professor at Harvard Law School, noted in his book, “Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide,” that some lawyers debate whether the emoluments clause applies to the president, but Sunstein said Randolph’s comment bolstered the argument that it does.

    Sunstein wrote, “From the standpoint of the founders, the link made perfect sense. The emoluments clause protects the nation against officials who have been compromised by receiving gifts from foreign nations. Impeachment supplies the remedy in the event of a violation,” he wrote.

    Material from Globe wire services was used in this report.

  19. President Trump gave his military full range, without interference and allowed them to use their skills to take down Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Eddie Johnson needs to give his police force full range without interference to get the job done in Chicago.

  20. Donald Trump is a plain talking man. He pulls no punches. That I admire about your President. Lady Di may have been the People's Princess but Donald Trump is the World's President. God Bless 45. Love from Ireland

  21. I don't get how people can bag out the president, I live in Australia, the only reason why I pay attention to President Trump is because of the military. It's just disrespectful to disregard rank and the chief should be respected. I've been keeping tabs on the past presidents and President Trump, he would have to be one of the best the U.S has had, sure its taken some time to do things but with the amount of things commander and chief has going on, I think e can be excused. CNN is a joke.
    Respect to you Sir and to my brothers and sisters.

  22. I'm from Perth western Australia and we know about Chicago and flint and the struggle to get money for police wages its a disgrace, what is it 370 homicides and over 1,500 people wounded by gun fire…….that's a war zone ……and i''m a gun owner, not a lefty tree hugger…….sort it out president Trump

  23. It really could be taken care of very quickly. Like the President said, the police know exactly who the criminals are, and they could build good cases against them and prosecutors and judges could send them away for a very long time. The good people of Chicago deserve it!!

  24. There are less deaths from shootings in war zones than Chicago. Can't talk about it though because it's a Democratic controlled mess.

  25. The facts and truth do not care abt anyone's feelings! Period! Just bc I personally would not speak like President Trump,,, however, I absolutely admire how he speaks the truth! I do not care how anything sounds coming from President Trump, I just care abt what he does for our U.S. American Citizens and our country before anyone else or any other country. He gets the job done period!

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