WASHINGTON (CNN) — Chicago’s Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot is slamming Ivanka Trump over a series of tweets the president’s daughter sent recently about violence in Chicago.
On Tuesday, Trump sent a pair of tweets, writing, “As we grieve over the evil mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, let us not overlook that Chicago experienced its deadliest weekend of the year.”
She continued writing, “With 7 dead and 52 wounded near a playground in the Windy City- and little national outrage or media coverage- we musn’t become numb to the violence faced by inner city communities everyday.
At a news conference Tueday, Lightfoot called the tweets “misleading” and suggested the first daughter doesn’t really care about the violence.
“It wasn’t a playground, it was a park. It wasn’t seven dead. It wasn’t 52 wounded in one incident, which is what this suggests. And it’s misleading,” Lightfoot said. “It’s important when we’re talking about people’s lives to actually get the facts correct, which one can easily do if you actually cared about getting it right.”
A White House official told CNN on Wednesday that in light of Lightfoot’s accusations, “it remains important to note that there were seven deaths and 52 wounded across the city, resulting in one of the deadliest weekends in the city this year.”
Lightfoot talked about the dangers of someone with a large platform and audience getting fundamental facts wrong. She said her focus would continue to be on running the city of Chicago.
“I’m not going to be distracted by nonsense tweets from people who don’t know what they’re talking about,” she added.”