Chance The Rapper: Trump Sounds Like He’s ‘Going To War With Chicago’
Chance the Rapper said that President Donald Trump’s comments about Chicago sound like he’s “going to war” with the city.
During an interview with The Undefeated published Tuesday, the 23-year-old rapper said he’s tired of people talking about the city “like it’s a Third World country” when he was asked about Trump’s tweet last month when he threatened to “send in the Feds” if the violence in the city didn’t go down. (RELATED: Crowd Chants ‘Four More Years’ As Obama Lights National Christmas Tree)
“Chicago’s problem has always felt like a minority problem,” the rapper responded. “I hope he’s coming in to do some type of federal overturn of our state and city budgets in terms of schooling and housing. I’m tired of n—–s talking about Chicago like it’s a Third World country.”
“Like, that it’s not a place of booming business with a very successful downtown and all types of new development,” he added. “It sounds like he was announcing he was going to war with Chicago. I don’t like to look at s— through that lens.”
“I can only expect that he means he’s going to, from a federal level, help out with, you know, the teachers’ strike and the union issues,” he continued. “I don’t like to think that he, you know, said what he meant or meant what he said.”
“If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds,” Trump tweeted. (RELATED:Chance The Rapper Claims The Media Favors Donald Trump)
If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible “carnage” going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017