Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is slammed for claiming ‘99% of her critics are racist and sexist’ after her own REFUSAL to be interviewed by white journalists

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  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has blasted her critics as sexist and racist in an interview with WTTW, a local PBS station
  • Many of her critics say Lightfoot is soft on crime and hard to work with 
  • ‘Woman and people of color are always held to a different standard,’ Lightfoot said
  • Lightfoot also addressed the backlash she faced after refusing to be interviewed by white journalists to mark her two-year anniversary
  • She accused media companies like the Chicago Tribune as not being diverse enough to represent the city
  • So far in 2021, shootings have gone up by 12percent compared to the same period last year, with 1,489 incidents this year and 1,333 in 2020
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has blasted her critics as sexist and racist – just six weeks after she sparked fury by refusing to be interviewed by white journalists.

Her comments came in an interview with WTTW, a local PBS station, when she was discussing the city’s recent spike in violence as well as critiques of her approach to handling it.

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Phil Ponce, of WTTW, said, ‘In recent months, there have been questions raised about your temperament and your reaction to criticism – a (Chicago) Tribune editorial used the term irascible – how much of this do you think might have to do with the fact that you’re a woman and specifically a black woman?’

In response, Lightfoot said, ‘99percent of it.’

 

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9748137/Chicago-Mayor-Lori-Lightfoot-claims-99-critics-racist-sexist.html

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