Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has repeatedly shown that she does not have one ounce of respect for the Trump administration and that pattern continued on Thursday when she referred to White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany as “Karen.”
The remark is a clear reference to the cultural use of the word “Karen,” not her accidentally saying the wrong name. The Insider reports:
The “Karen” meme, which has become so ubiquitous it’s been used as a Halloween costume, burst onto the scene in the last couple of years to describe white women who were perceived as acting entitled in public. Now, it’s used as a moniker for any white woman who’s thought to be acting inappropriately, rudely, or in an entitled fashion.
“Hey, Karen. Watch your mouth, ” the Chicago mayor said in the tweet.
Hey, Karen. Watch your mouth. pic.twitter.com/zhjRyokKD5
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) July 16, 2020
The Democrat has been the subject of criticism from the Trump administration, specifically from McEnany who, on Thursday, said the mayor was “doing a very poor job of securing her streets.”
“I’ve listed for you the names of these kids who have died across this country. It is unacceptable, and under this President, he’ll take action,” McEnany said, as BizPac Review reports. “And the derelict mayor of Chicago should step up and ask for federal help because she’s doing a very poor job at securing her streets.”
Watch her comments below:
WATCH: Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany blasts Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: "She's doing a very poor job of securing her streets." pic.twitter.com/qyxF7BiMsA
— The Hill (@thehill) July 17, 2020
BizPac Review adds:
The press secretary had noted Chicago’s ongoing problem with violence during the briefing Thursday, responding to a question by pointing out how the president has to focus on “Democrat cities not controlling their streets.”
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The surge in gun violence in the city, which President Trump called out as “worse than Afghanistan” this week, has led to a 48% increase in murders since this time last year, according to police department statistics.