Chicago, Emanuel is reaping the benefits of the opponent’s trump card — as a city, to fester the problems

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Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel responds to Trump

FBN ‘s Jeff Flock reports on Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel in response to President Donald Trump’s proposal to crack down on sanctuary cities.

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel had a good year at the expense of the residents of the city and he could thank President Donald Trump.

Despite presiding over a city of unbridled money and crime problems, a Democrat, Emanuel has strengthened his consent and the Shooting star of the so-called resistance movement, putting himself front and center in the anti-trump ” resistance.”

Emanuel said the Windy City a “trump-free zone” in a lawsuit against the White house about threats to cut funds from sanctuary cities, and came out in strong support of the fight against climate change – an obvious jab at trump for pulling out of the Paris agreement.

WATCH: Rahm Emanuel’s ‘ban’ Trump from Chicago: “Our city, like the President, Trump said a trump-Free Zone.”

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The most important thing is for Emanuel, his profile has risen – with political experts floating his name as a possible democratic 2020 presidential candidate, even if he says openly that he is not interested.

Anti-Trump stance pays off

To be the hard-line stance against trump seems to be paying off. According to surveys, the approved during the first half of last year, only a quarter of Chicago residents of Emanuel, the work is performance.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.


Fast forward to today: His approval rate is, hover it over the 50 per cent – a significant improvement, since the seam of the next year, the primaries for the Chicago mayoral race in the year 2019.

But the local residents, activists, and critics of the mayor noted that despite Emanuel’s newfound image as a liberal hero, he sets his lousy leadership, and the city will only exacerbate the problems.


Sanctuary city showdown between Trump, Rahm Emanuel

All appear as a defender of undocumented immigrants, and the working class, the mayor is pushing policies violated, the same people. His administration to continue funding-the developer, the thought for the devastated parts of the city while cutting public services and jobs, the Chicago Reader reported.

On immigrants, Emanuel’s public statements about Chicago a sanctuary city is not like the reality of, say, the immigration rights activists. To the reader, the city’s much-vaunted aim, the immigrants without papers can be even a member of the police to cooperate with immigration officials when a person faces charges or as a gang.

Crime is still on the agenda

Chicago’s crime problem is rampant among Emanuel as well. The city was one of the most important drivers of violence across the country in the year 2016. While violent crime rose across the Board, Chicago saw a 60 percent increase in homicides compared to 2015.

Even if it will disappear to the Trump administration, Emanuel is the statements of a “trump-free zone” quickly when it is politically convenient. After the police shooting of Laquan McDonald in the year 2014, the Obama Department of justice accused the Chicago Police Department in January of 2016, the accused trained the police officers in a bad, undisciplined, and poorly managed.

Emanuel signed an agreement to negotiate a consent agreement that would result in the appointment of a Federal monitor focused on the implementation of the police reform, as recommended by the DOJ, the Chicago Sun-Times ” reported.

But, according to the U.S. attorney General, Jeff Sessions, showed that he was against such agreements, Emanuel secretly worked with the DOJ to come up with another agreement that prevents Federal oversight of police reforms.

In a normal election, such deficits by two-term mayor would end as a devastating and career. But Emanuel is trying to win a third term in 2019, while no other obvious challenger.

Will only win stanchly against the President enough to the voters of Chicago?

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.

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