President Trump’s October visit to Chicago
President Donald Trump made his first visit to Chicago since he was first election in 2016 on Oct. 28, 2019.
President Donald Trump made his first visit to Chicago since his 2016 election on Oct. 28, 2019. He arrived at O’Hare airport on Air Force One early Monday morning and left Monday afternoon.
While in Chicago, Trump delivered a speech to police chiefs attending the International Association of Chiefs of Police at McCormick Place. Chicago’s police chief, Supt. Eddie Johnson, boycotted the speech and later delivered his own remarks.
After the speech, Trump attended a fundraiser and roundtable discussion at his Trump Tower property before flying back to Washington, D.C. to host Halloween at the White House.
Meanwhile, protesters both for and against the president gathered across the river from Trump Tower to make their views known. Inside, the fundraiser for Trump raised $4 million, according to a Republican official.
Here is all the coverage from Trump’s visit to Chicago.
October 27, 2019 10:26 PM
In less than five hours, Trump slams Chicago crime, ridicules top cop, raises $4M — and sparks protests comparing him to Hitler“There is one person who is not here today. Where is he? I want to talk to him,” Trump said of Police Supt. Eddie Johnson. “In fact, more than anyone else, this person should be here because maybe he could learn something.”
‘Today, the same police officers the president criticized for their inability to protect this city spent all day protecting him,’ Johnson said.
With signs comparing him to Adolf Hitler, a piñata and chants calling for his removal from office, the group swelled to the point Chicago Police Department blocked all traffic between Michigan and Wabash avenues.
The president criticized Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson during his speech to the International Association of Chiefs of Police convention at McCormick Place.
With the president set to visit our city for the first time since being elected, this seems a good moment to welcome him with a healthy portion of the truth, served up by the people who live here.
Trump is at war with everything that’s best about Chicago and our country — values like honesty, integrity, decency, compassion and a fair shake.
Trump makes his first visit to Chicago since becoming president Monday, for a fundraiser and a speech to a police group.