Garry McCarthy

Trump tweets Chicago might need federal help on violence

Trump tweets Chicago might need federal help on violence

President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday to again draw attention to Chicago's struggles with surging violent crime, this time suggesting that perhaps Mayor Rahm Emanuel should seek help from the federal government.

"Chicago murder rate is record setting — 4,331 shooting victims with 762 murders in 2016," Trump wrote on Twitter. "If Mayor can't do it he must ask for Federal help!"

Trump's suggestion that violence hit a record level in 2016 was off the mark, but homicides indeed rose nearly 60 percent from 2015 to the highest levels in 20 years.

Trump's tweet came the morning after "60 Minutes" aired...

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