**Pres. Trump is threatening to send ‘the feds’ to Chicago but in some ways, they’re already there **
A tweet by President Trump Tuesday night signaled curbing violence in Chicago is near the top of his to-do list: “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on … I will send in the Feds!”
But when pressed by ABC News’ David Muir on what that means in an exclusive interview, Trump offered no specifics.
“I want them to fix the problem. You can’t have thousands of people being shot in a city, in a country that I happen to be president of,” Trump told Muir. “Maybe it’s okay if somebody else was president. I want them to fix the problem. 'Kay, the problem is very easily fixable.”
As it turns out, the “feds” are already very involved in efforts to combat violence in the city.
To be sure, Chicago has seen a surge in violence, with 762 murders last year. Already this year, Chicago has seen 186 shootings in less than a month.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he would welcome federal assistance and an expansion of the federal partnerships which already exist, working with Chicago Police to stem violent crime.