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Trump Chicago visit updates: Trump criticizes CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson in a speech

President Donald Trump visits Chicago for the first time as the nation's director-general. He spoke at the annual meeting of the International Association of Police Chiefs at McCormick Place, where he criticized the Chicago Police Superintendent, Eddie Johnson, and criticized the nature of the federal ordinance in which the city is to reform the CPD.

The President will now attend a closed, large-scale fundraising lunch at his eponymous hotel. Protesters are outside the skyscraper in the far north that lines the Chicago River. Live here.

Check out Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson's response to Trump

3:37: Protesters march from Trump Tower towards Loop

At about 13:20, most demonstrators left Wacker and Wabash and marched south to the southern loop on State Street ,

People in the crowd whistled as some drums played and sang, "Hey, oh, oh, Donald Trump has to go!" and "lock him up!"

The crowd's head passed Jackson Boulevard at 13:25. – Jessica Villagomez

13:35: A man in a MAGA hat in the midst of demonstrators calls for similarities

A man stood out in the sea of ​​protesters. He wore a bright red "Keep America Great" cap, a single Trump supporter amongst those who spoke out in favor of the presidential impeachment.

"I just do not understand why the President should be treated like a criminal, especially here in one." classic Central American city, "said the man from Tinley Park, who refused to give his name for fear of retaliation at work and for political reasons. "I just do not understand."

The man said he had decided to take the train out of the suburbs to support the president because he had vowed to support Trump in an e-mail he had sent to the White House. He said it was important to show his support, even to protesters with very different opinions. As the man walked down the sidewalk on Wacker Drive, a woman with a "resist" sign was holding the sign close to the man's face as he turned to look at the landscape.

The man asked if he felt threatened. I really just want to talk to her.

Trump supporters and protesters have more in common than they or the media want to believe. He said that if people can leave screaming and anger behind, they might find a common ground. In a previous protest, the man said he eventually found that even those who do not support Trump are "tired of the corruption in the Illinois government."

"I do not think the protesters are as close-minded as you think," he said, as the demonstrators looked at him questioningly and sternly.

The man went to Wabash, where the main group of demonstrators gathered behind barricades and under the watchful eye of numerous policemen. Then he decided to turn around instead of slipping into battle alone. – Patrick M. O'connell

13:32: Workers and tourists marvel at the Trump Tower

Despite the road and street closures around the Trump Tower, the Riverwalk remained open during the protests and trumps Lunch open fundraiser. Joggers, dogwalkers, lunch breakers, and curious tourists took selfies and gaped at the riot at lunchtime. River cruises also remained in service, though the captains had to drive around a US Coast Guard ship patrolling the muddy brown water at the foot of the Trump Tower, and two Chicago police boats anchored below the Wabash Avenue Bridge.

Mira Marchioretto, a 23-year-old student at Rush Medical College who lives in Streeterville, dared take a look at the president's motorcade and watch the excitement. She said her dog Oden, a Saluki lab mix, was a little nervous about all the activities. Marchioretto declined to voice her opinion on the president, preferring to keep her political stance close to the vest.

"I was just curious," she said as Oden sniffed the mulch along the path and the protesters sang across Wacker Drive. "It's crazy."

Marchioretto said the situation reminds her of the scene from the movie "The Dark Knight".

And as a sign that the disruption caused by the President's visit had so far extended to only two employees of the city Department of Fleet and Facility Management were busy fishing for waste from the river. A man scooped garbage and trash with a net while his colleague led the boat past the assembled police and demonstrators. – Patrick M. O'Connell

12:35 PM: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Responds to Trump's Critique

On Twitter, Mayor Lori Lightfoot responded to the President's sharp remarks about the head of Chicago police and police City: "It's no surprise that (Trump) brought his offensive, ignorant jerk to Chicago. Fortunately, we know the truth in this city, and we will not let anyone – no matter how high the office is – degrade our people as a people or our status as a welcoming city. "

She added her support for CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson in a follow-up tweet, "President Trump knows as much about policing as he does about the leadership of a fair and transparent government. I stand by the Superintendent to live up to the values ​​of this great city and its inhabitants. "

Lightfoot also responded to their political report and tweeted," @realDonaldTrump, our city and our police department are not being taught our duty to serve and protect someone who cages children. "

" It is ironic that you have decided to speak at a law enforcement conference after you have shown no respect for the rule of law and are actively working to destabilize the communities. Lightfoot added

The Chicago police are planning a 13:30 press conference at which Johnson will respond to Trump's criticism. – Gregory Pratt

12:00 pm: Trump's speech is over, attention is now turning to his hotel.

Trump's utterances ended with a vow, "We will securing our roads, guarding our cities, and protecting our loved ones, we will fight violent crime, keep the peace, enforce the law, and proudly protect the citizens of the United States with God as our witness And defend, "said Trump.

"To all the great officers here today Thank you for your unshakeable courage, your unbreakable dedication. Today and every day I vow to be proud, loyal and loyal to the men and women in blue. At noon, much of the Wacker Drive in front of the Trump Tower remained empty as the president went to fundraising.

In the middle of the building protesters gathered. The police have stopped traffic on Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue. – Bill Ruthhart and Jessica Villagomez

11:40 am: Trump supporter gets into dispute over National Socialist greetings plans to protest Protesters [19659005WhenTrumparrivedonMondayforhisfirstvisittoChicagoasPresidentoneofhisbiggestfanswastheretosupporthim

Birgitt Peterson from Yorkville booked a two-night stay at Trump Tower in Chicago City to be among his supporters during the President's visit to Chicago.

"I will protest against the demonstrators," Peterson said.

"I told her, 'Girlfriend, take your hands away." If you're hungry or want a cup of coffee, I'll pay for everyone, but do not touch, "she said.

She said she had tried to explain to a group of students that the Hitler salute was the worst thing in history, she said.

"They were uneducated students who did not know their world history," she said. "How can you compare Trump with everything Hitler did?" At least one protester told the Tribune that he had not seen anybody say the greeting, and the stand photographer Jason Wambsgans, who photographed Peterson, said he had seen more than a dozen photos of Peterson saying the Nazis' salute, but none Protesters made the gesture and did not have photographs that showed that.

Peterson said she had emigrated from West Berlin in 1969 and had become a US citizen in 1982 and did not welcome Adolf Hitler.

Donald died after fighting cancer on June 4th. The couple's son, Dwayne Peterson, 50, planned to accompany his mother on her Chicago visit this week.

Birgitt Peterson went to Chicago to assist Trump in her 1992 Buick Roadmaster so she could "set the record" on these issues, she said.

She was upset about the protests against the president. "I like the man," she said. "He does a good job. At last he tells the world what nobody else wants to say. "

Peterson has a plan if she meets the president." I'd like to thank you, Mr. President – four more years, "she said. – Linda Girardi is a freelance reporter for The Beacon News. [19659008] 11:30 am: Trump scolds illegal immigration, sarcastically thanks to Obama

Trump has struck down a "onslaught of left-wing activists" who want to remove our borders "I want to thank you, President Obama, for letting me 142 "I'm a mystery how you allowed that to happen, thank you, President Obama."

The President spoke of removing criminal immigrants and described his policy as "Bring Them." the hell out of our country. "Trump beat Chicago and other major cities for accepting the status of a protected city that prohibits law enforcement questions on immigrant status at routin

Trump also praised immigration and customs agents and called them "heroes, patriots, they are tough, they are strong. They are warriors and they love our country. – Bill Ruthhart

11:29 am: Chicago is more violent than Afghanistan? And does it have the strictest weapons laws in the country?

When Trump complained of being abused by the Chicago police superintendent, Eddie Johnson, he called the city more dangerous than Afghanistan in 2016. So far, killings and shootings this year are up 11%, according to the Chicago Police Department declined from the previous year.

By the weekend, at least 2,313 people had been shot, of which 436 died according to the Tribune. The number of people shot dead has fallen dramatically since 2016 – by 26.4%.

In the last two years, the number of violent crimes in the city has fallen by double digits, with 760 people killed and 4,300 more injured in 2016.

Trump claimed again that Illinois has some of the toughest gun laws. "That does not seem to work so well," he told the crowd at McCormick Place.

Decades ago, Chicago had one of the toughest gun bans, but these laws changed after 2010. New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, according to experts, have stricter gun laws in the books than Chicago. Read more here. – Elvia Malagon

11:25 am: "My cousin's house was raided by ICE in California."

Angela Hernandez, 18, is a senior at Lincoln Park High School and came to visit Trump's protest in Chicago Monday morning.

"I've seen a lot of Trump's impact," she said. "I am Hispanic and my family was affected by his government, my cousin's house was attacked by ICE in California."

Hernandez was accompanied by her friend Rachel Taylor, 17. Both girls are seniors at Lincoln Park High School and said they spent the last days of the teacher strike filling college applications and trying to learn for upcoming AP tests.

"Many people are hurt by what he says," Taylor told Trump. "If I have no school and have the chance to be here, I want to be here, I want to support the cause." – Jessica Villagomez

11:23 am: Trump reaches for federal approval decrees for The Police Reform Chicago Has

Trump discussed how his government had "restricted the harmful and intrusive use of federal approval regulations that forced reforms to local police."

"The federal bureaucrats will no longer micro-micromanage their police departments," said Trump to the applause of the officials.

Chicago issued such federal approval After Former Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan had agreed to oversee police reform in Chicago, this was after the Department of Justice of the former President Barack Obama a pattern of misconduct and excessive force within the Chicago Police Department.

President Trump noted the creation of a new "Law Enforcement and Judicial Administration Commission".

He Trump said he would sign an executive decision calling for "concrete recommendations" to train and assist police officers and treat people with mental health issues at the country's southern border and its efforts along the US American border with Mexico to build new walls.

"I made a mistake," joked Trump. "I should have said: & # 39; I do not want the wall, and they would have insisted we build it." – Bill Ruthhart

11:10 am: Trump ponders Jussie Smollet's impeachment investigation

Trump appealed to the Jussie Smollet "Fraud" and likened the actor's false claims that he was from Trump supporters were attacked, with the "fraud" of Congressional efforts to accuse him.

The President continued to criticize Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who did not pursue the arrest of illegal immigrants and "stupid politicians" who support such policies.

Trump also turned to a three-year history, after which he visited Chicago and was accompanied by a motorcycle brigade hundreds of riders. He said the leader of the brigade had told him that the city had been struggling with violence because the leadership of the then mayor Rahm Emanuel and the head of the police department had failed.

"How long would that take? Can we solve this murder problem in Chicago? "Trump asked the man. "One day, sir," the man replied, indicating that the cops knew what to do, but the political leaders stood in the way.

Trump has told the story several times, but never identified the man unless we say he's a cop. The President considered that the man is now likely to have a "very good job" outside a police department to laugh.

"I want Eddie Johnson to change his values ​​and change them quickly," Trump explained. – Bill Ruthhart

  President Donald J. Trump speaks at the annual conference of the International Association of Police Chiefs at McCormick Place on October 28, 2019.

President Donald J. Trump speaks at the International Association of Police Chiefs of the Annual Conference of the Police at McCormick Place on October 28, 2019.

10:51 pm: Trump Beats Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson in a Speech to Other Policemen

The president started quickly into an attack against the Chicago police superintendent, Eddie Johnson.

"There is one person who is not here today. We are in Chicago. I said, 'Where is he? I want to talk to him. "He should be here because he might learn something," said President Donald Trump. "And that's the Chicago Police Superintendent, Eddie Johnson."

He then noted how Johnson had decided to boycott the event on Tuesday, pointing out that the "values ​​of the Chicago" were more important than anything Trump had to say.

"I do not think so, because that's a very offensive statement after I did everything for the police. And I've done more than any president ever did for the police, "Trump boasted. "Here is a man who could not bother to attend a meeting of police chiefs in his hometown with the President of the United States, and you know why, he does not do his job." – Bill Ruthhart [19659008] 10:48 am: Trump Recruits for Terrorist Murder in Chicago Address

President Donald Trump came to the McCormick Place stage and applauded "Proud to be a American," roaring through the speakers in the large congress hall. Trump began his statement to hundreds of members of the International Association of Chiefs of Politics, telling them that "the people of this country love you," which they "do not hear enough."

"Every day of my presidency, I will Your best champion, "Trump told a few thousand police officers. "I was and will continue to be."

Trump quickly turned to the death of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during a weekend raid by US Special Forces.

"It was a huge weekend for our country, we killed the IS leader al-Baghdadi, he was a sick and spoiled man and now he's dead," Trump said as the police chiefs laughed. He's dead, he's dead like a nail and he has not died bravely, he should have been killed years ago, another president should have had him. "

He talked a bit about Syria and ISIS and said : "But we will keep the oil." – Bill Ruthhart

10:30 am: Heavy security and quiet around McCormick Place, demonstrators gather at Trump Tower

The area around McCormick Place, Trump was speaking quietly as people entered the congress center in the midst of heavy-duty security. The congress center and parking restrictions were anchored in many of the area's streets: Trump arrived at McCormick Place at 10:11 to catch a motorcade over Soldier Field where Marine One landed after the short drive from O & Hare.

] When Trump spoke at McCormick Place, a handful of demonstrators gathered around Indiana and Cermak to si later at the Trump Tower.

Phil Novak-Gottshalo wore a sign saying, "Trump, your days are numbered." 19659002] "He's in Chicago, so we're" I'll be here, "he said.

A small gathering of protesters has begun to gather at the President's hotel near the Chicago River. A large blue banner was unwound from Wacker Drive across the river from the building. It reads: "Trump & Pence #OutNow". – Madeline Buckley and Paige Fry

  McCormick Place is being prepared for an appearance by President Donald J. Trump at the International Association of Police Chiefs on October. October 28, 2019.

McCormick Place is being prepared for an appearance by President Donald J. Trump at the annual conference of the International Association of Police Chiefs on October 28, 2019. (Jason Wambsgan's / Chicago Tribune)

9:50. Trump arrives in the city where he wants to tackle crime.

The President of the United States landed at 9:29 am on Monday at O ​​& Hare International Airport. He designed and welcomed supporters who had gathered on the tarmac, and then boarded Marine One for the trip to Soldier Field, where his helicopter land and he will travel to McCormick Place for a speech.

Trump was greeted by the Chicago Fraternal Order of Chicago Police Chief Kevin Graham as he got off the plane.

Judd Deere, Deputy White House Press Secretary, expects the President to address crime in Chicago in his speech to police leaders here. – Bill Ruthhart and Charles J. Johnson

  President of the Police Confederation Kevin Graham welcomes President Donald Trump on his arrival in Chicago with Air Force One on October 28, 2019 at O ​​& # 39; Hare International Airport.

Police union President Kevin Graham welcomes President Donald Trump on his arrival in Chicago with Air Force One on October 28, 2019 at O ​​& Hare International Airport. (Stacey Wescott / Chicago Tribune)

9:10 am: Trump plans executive order in Chicago

At the gathering of police chiefs, President Trump plans to sign an executive decision to set up a commission to investigate the causes of crime, including the role who can play mental health problems, drug abuse and homelessness in the violence] The commission set up by the executive is also tasked with finding ways to better recruit, train and re-educate law enforcement officials across the country. – Rick Pearson

9:00 am: Police build barricades around Trump's hotel near the north

Chicago police use barricades and plow cars to set up a perimeter around the Trump Tower, in which the President will appear for a demonstration fundraiser around noon. – Jessica Villagomez and Madeline Buckley

8:55 am: Striking Chicago Teachers Union Clarifies the Timetable for the Afternoon: "We've heard that President Donald Trump could be in town"

The Chicago Teachers Union has maintained a full schedule of rallies and pickets since the start of the strike 12 days ago, but afternoon activities during the Trump visit are discontinued.

"Following Monday's picket, CTU has no afternoon activities planned," union leaders told members overnight in an email. "You can relax or participate in a productive activity of your choice. We heard that President Donald Trump could be in town. If any member were inclined to appear in red outside of his fundraiser, we think that would be productive.

8:30 pm: 20,000 Protesters Are Expected

The Chicago Police Department expects 20,000 demonstrators to try to curb President Trump's first visit to the city as the nation's general director. In front of his hotel on the Chicago River, a lunchtime demonstration is planned in which the president will be present according to his schedule to organize a fundraising lunch and a round table with supporters protesting the president. The Chicago Teachers Union continues to strike and it is possible that its members, who have been protesting and striking for more than a week, are participating in the demonstrations. – Bill Ruthhart and Charles J. Johnson

8:07 am: Trump leaves the White House for Chicago, where GOP claims to have raised $ 4 million.

From the Pool Reporter to the President: According to a Republican official, $ 4 million was raised for the Trump Victory Committee at the president's fundraising lunch in Chicago. There are about 250 guests expected.

Trump Victory is a joint fundraising committee that benefits the Trump campaign and the RNC.

Trump's motorcade arrived at 7:44 am on the runway at Andrews Air Force Base. The president got out of the limousine and approached the press pool.

The president praised the collaboration that made the raid possible and said he could release parts of the video of the raid. He also said he was "ahead of schedule" in a Phase 1 deal with China.

From the beginning of his candidacy in 2015 until his presidency, Donald Trump used public platforms around the world to advance his agenda and criticize Chicago and its Democratic leadership.

Now he has the opportunity to do so in person.

Trump is due to arrive on Monday in a city struggling with her own gun violence, financial insecurity and ongoing teacher strike.

The voyage shows the prospect of a political theater mixing a bold, headstrong president and a city whose activism against the government, including its own city hall, has recently manifested itself in almost daily protests and demonstrations [Chicagoalsosymbolizesthenation'sgreatpoliticaldividebetweenvariousurbanmostlydemocraticareasthatrejectTrumpandtheruralareaswherethepresidentcapturesmostofhispopuloussupportwhenhearrivesatthecity's"elites"theairischasing

"He goes directly into the enemy's teeth and kicks him in the face. That's a lot of his style, "said David Yepsen, an experienced national political observer and former head of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, about Trump.

Trump is expected to attend a closed door. Big dollar fundraising lunch for his eponymous hotel and his first public remarks as President in Chicago at the annual gathering of the International Association of Police Chiefs at McCormick Place.

Trump is expected to further push foreign policy success on issues relating to his Syrian policy with the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, during a US military attack in Syria.

"He was a sick and spoiled man, and now he is gone." Trump said in the Sunday White House announcement, "He died like a dog, he died like a coward."

The Chicago Police Department has canceled the regular days off of 1,800 officials to add extra staff to McCormick Place and Trump Tower on Monday. The officials receive overtime.

Police use more than 20,000 protesters based on social media, media reports, and community feedback.

"We monitor everything in real time." he said.

Several hundred officers have already been assigned to the police conference that Trump wants to hold at McCormick Place, Guglielmi said. In addition, the department may send officers from other units, such as the Criminal Investigation Department or the Organized Crime Unit, into affected areas.

Although specialized units are deployed, most of the officers deployed for the protests do not wear tactical equipment.

Groups like Indivisible, who emerged from Trump's presidential victory in 2016, meet with Rainbow / PUSH Coalition, Chicago Women Take Action and others for a scheduled lunchtime test near the Trump Tower.

"We invite everyone to join efforts to change the story and actions of President Trump and the White House, which endanger people's lives, our democracy and the survival of the planet," said Jacky Grimshaw, formerly a top adviser to The Deputy Mayor Harold Washington, who is now chairman of Chicago Women Take Action.

Trump has been working regularly to make the city a poster for his criminal stance.

In One of his 2016 Presidential Elections In his debates against Hillary Clinton, he asked if Chicago was "a war-torn country." On a by-election visit to Youngstown, Ohio, he asked, "What the hell is going on in Chicago?" "There are people who say that Afghanistan is safer than Chicago." And in Seoul, South Korea, he said, "Chicago is a disaster, a total disaster."

By mid-October, both killings and shooting events have declined by 11 percent, according to official statistics from the Chicago Police Department this year. These numbers continue the double-digit decline that occurred in both 2018 and 2017 after the catastrophic results of 2016, when more than 760 people were killed and more than 4,300 were shot in Chicago "the strongest gun laws in our nation" when he tried to turn to a base that includes proponents of gun rights.

The President also criticized Chicago and its status as a protected area city as part of its crackdown on illegal immigration. Under the law of Illinois, the police can not detain anyone for their citizenship status without a court order for immigration authorities.

"When you look at Chicago, they fight it. If you look at other cities, they fight against it. Many of these cities are high crime cities and sanctuaries. People are tired of the fact that the sanctuaries and their activities and the crime they carry are tired of them, "he said in June after postponing a nationwide search threatened by immigration officials. In the Oval Office, the president could make his speech before the police chiefs a long list of attacks on the city, which is characterized by a successful stock market, a harsh trading attitude towards China and the rejection of impeachment.

If he does one of his machinations, he can delve into all sorts of things – race, immigration, "said Yepsen, presenter of Iowa Press on Iowa Public Television. "Chicago is a backdrop to his show, which appeals to his base."

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