Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was called a liar by the Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department. Trump claimed to have spoken to top member of the department about Chicago’s violent crime epidemic, and the solutions which could be enacted, but apparently that never happened.
The lie Trump is spinning began when he made the following statement during a segment on Fox News, “They’re, right now, not tough. I could tell you this very long and quite boring story. But when I was in Chicago, I got to meet a couple of very top police. I said, “How do you stop this? How do you stop this? If you were put in charge — to a specific person — do you think you could stop it?” He said, “Mr. Trump, I’d be able to stop it in one week.” And I believed him 100 percent.”
There is zero evidence this conversation ever happened and Eddie Johnson, the Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department wasted no time calling out Trump as a both a liar, and as someone who doesn’t understand how policing actually works. Johnson said, “No one in the senior command has ever met with Donald Trump. The best way to address crime is through community policing and stronger laws to keep illegal guns and repeat violent offenders off the street.”
Johnson later stated, “If you have a magic bullet to stop the violence anywhere, not just in Chicago but in America, then please, share it with us. We’d be glad to take that information and stop this violence.”
As a point of fact Chicago has had nearly 450 murders this year, and it is impossible for all of those crimes to be “stopped” with a week’s worth of policing. Trump offered no specifics about what the mystery Chicago cop told him because the conversation never happened. As is par for the course with Trump, he is hoping the public doesn’t pay attention to the details of what he spews, for if they did they’d easily be able to deduce he’s a liar and a fraud.
Watch Johnson call Trump a liar: