- Title: Trump tweets about 'the wall', slams CNN, addresses Chicago crime
- Date: 25th January 2017
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- Location: INTERNET / CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES / UNION HIDALGO, OAXACA, MEXICO / NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: INTERNET / CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES / UNION HIDALGO, OAXACA, MEXICO / NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics
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U.S. President Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday (January 24) to bring federal intervention to bear in Chicago to quell the "carnage" of gun violence plaguing America's third-largest city unless local officials can curb the murder rate on their own.
Trump appeared to be seizing on a story published by the Chicago Tribune on Monday reporting at least 228 people shot in the city so far this year, up 5.5 percent from the same period last January, with at least 42 homicides to date, an increase of 23.5 percent.
"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!" the president said in a Twitter post.
In the nighttime series of Tweets that were only spaced minutes apart, President Trump tweeted that a "big day" was planned on national security on Wednesday (January 25). Trump is expected to order a multi-month ban on allowing refugees into the United States except for religious minorities escaping persecution, until more aggressive vetting is in place.
"Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!"
Trump is expected to sign executive orders starting on Wednesday that include a temporary ban on most refugees and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries, according to several congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter.
The border security measures likely include directing the construction of a border wall with Mexico and other actions to reduce the number of illegal immigrants living inside the United States.
In addition to the two other tweets, President Trump slammed CNN as "fake news" after the ratings numbers came in following the Inauguration coverage, which had Fox at the top of the list, Trump said.
"Congratulations to @FoxNews for being number one in inauguration ratings. They were many times higher than FAKE NEWS @CNN - public is smart!"
Trump sparred with a CNN reporter during his first news conference since being elected president, accusing the news organization of reporting "fake news."
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