Marking Black History Month, Trump Pledges To Reduce Violence In Cities And Improve Schools

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    "In a White House meeting with African-Americans to mark Black History Month, President Trump pledged Wednesday to reduce violence on the streets of Chicago and to improve wages and schools across the nation.

    “We’re going to have to do something about Chicago,” Mr. Trump said of the city with a soaring murder rate. “What’s happening in Chicago should not be happening with this country.”

    One of the participants in the meeting, Pastor Darrell Scott of Cleveland, Ohio, told the president that gang leaders in Chicago have contacted him seeking solutions to the violence.
    “They reached out to be because they associated me with you,” he told Mr. Trump. “They respect you, they believe in what you’re doing and they want to have a sit-down about lowering that body count. No politicians, straight street guys, they’re going to commit to lower body count and we’re going to come in with some social programs.”

    Mr. Trump said, “If they’re not going to solve the problem, and what you’re doing is the right thing, then we’re going to solve the problem for them.”


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    Great - good for him !
     
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    Chicago first, hopefully Detroit, Michigan next.
     
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