Such drama queens.
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!Somehow this became interpreted as Trump sending in the 82nd Airborne and tanks.
From Fox News:
The ability of the federal government to wade into state affairs is deliberately limited as the founders intended, but there are options available to the president.
“Send in the feds” may bring to mind sending troops into Chicago. However, the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 prohibits the federal government from deploying troops to deal with a local matter. The Act was passed to end the use of federal troops to police state-level elections in former Confederate states.
However, there are exceptions. President Eisenhower in 1957 sent in the 101st Airborne into Little Rock, Arkansas to quell the civil rights unrest there.Whoa.
Where did that come from?
Nowhere in that tweet does he mention the military.
Trump knows history. He knows that in 1929, President Hoover sent Eliot Ness and the Untouchables from the Department of Treasury to crack down on the organized crime that was behind the criminal carnage in Chicago then.
This likely is what Trump means.
But in their childish effort to bring down Donald Trump, these idiots in the media constantly distort, exaggerate, and yes, lie.
By the way, the 101st did not go into Little Rock to enforce local law, but rather to uphold a federal court order integrating Central High.
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