Lightfoot Reacts to Eric Trump Texts Thanking Her for Protecting Trump Tower Amid Unrest

Following violent demonstrations and civil unrest this summer in downtown Chicago, Eric Trump, the president’s son, texted Mayor Lori Lightfoot twice, thanking her for protecting Trump Tower. In a social media post Saturday, the mayor acknowledged the texts, calling them a ‘departure’ from the normal comments made by President Donald about the City of Chicago.

Following violent demonstrations and civil unrest this summer in downtown Chicago, Eric Trump, the president’s son, texted Mayor Lori Lightfoot twice, thanking her for protecting Trump Tower. In a social media post Saturday, the mayor acknowledged the texts, calling them a “departure” from the normal comments made by President Donald Trump about the city of Chicago. The texts were released via a Freedom of Information Act request made by multiple media outlets, including the Chicago Tribune and NBC Chicago. The president’s son sent text messages to Lightfoot on two different occasions, more recently on July 24. Local CORONAVIRUS ILLINOIS 5 MINS AGO Some Chicago Schools Are Struggling With Remote Attendance CORONAVIRUS INDIANA 13 MINS AGO Indiana Officials Report 1,249 New Cases of Coronavirus, 1 Additional Death Sunday “Mrs. Mayor – know that I have been thinking about you. I still appreciate the call you made to me, which was a class act,” Trump said. “I only imagine how difficult the situation is but know we are all rooting for Chicago. I hope you are well.” Trump also sent a text to Lightfoot in June, saying he “appreciated” her call during a day where looting took place after peaceful protests earlier in the day. “It was incredibly kind,” Trump said. “I have passed along your support to our team and residences. Please know I and we truly appreciate you.” Lightfoot initially referenced the texts during an MSNBC interview in August after President Trump made an issue of her decision to raise downtown bridges following a second round of looting, the newspaper reported. At a campaign event, the president said Lightfoot “literally raised up the drawbridges to prevent hordes of rioters from ransacking the city.” The mayor said, in response, “One of the bridges we put up is near Trump Tower because our protesters and vigilantes would love nothing more than to attack Trump Tower.” “So those little notes that I get from Eric Trump after every time that we’ve protected that property, if they want us to stop, say the word,” Lightfoot stated. In an exclusive interview with NBC 5 on Aug. 18, the mayor detailed measures in place to protect downtown, including the area near Trump Tower. “Trump Tower is clearly a target. But it’s not just Trump Tower,” the mayor said then. “It’s making sure that we have the ability to shrink the footprint, less to protect from a policing standpoint, and we give our officers the ability to protect the peaceful protesters that are coming downtown.” Eric Trump texted Lightfoot twice during the course of the summer – first on June 1 following a weekend of unrest, looting and chaos in the city stemming from the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. “Eric Trump, the executive vice president of the Trump Organization, was one of the people the Mayor reached to provide an update on precautionary public safety efforts the City was taking in the Central Business District, and to advise that the City would not bear sustained costs associated with Trump Tower. Subsequently, Eric Trump sent the Mayor two text messages to which the Mayor did not respond,” the statement read. The mayor, a vocal critic of the president’s, has been frequently targeted by President Trump, particularly when it comes to Chicago violence. This article tagged under: LIGHFOOT ERIC TRUMPGEORGE FLOYDMAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOTTRUMP TOWERLIGHTFOOT GEORGE FLOYD 0 Tommy Chong: Throw Out Your CBD Now TOMMY CHONG’S CBD • SPONSORED If You Have One of These Pennies, You’ll Be Rich WORK + MONEY • SPONSORED Remember Albert? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Him Today HEALTHY GEORGE • SPONSORED Triple-Layer Protection That Feels Like Wearing Nothing At All PREMIUM NANOTECH SPACE MASK • SPONSORED Cancelled TV Shows: Effective Immediately THEDELITE.COM • SPONSORED Internet Providers Don’t Want You Buying One, But They’re Not Illegal ZENBOOSTER WIFI • SPONSORED

The texts were released via a Freedom of Information Act request made by multiple media outlets, including the Chicago Tribune and NBC Chicago.

The president’s son sent text messages to Lightfoot on two different occasions, more recently on July 24.

“Mrs. Mayor – know that I have been thinking about you. I still appreciate the call you made to me, which was a class act,” Trump said. “I only imagine how difficult the situation is but know we are all rooting for Chicago. I hope you are well.”

Trump also sent a text to Lightfoot in June, saying he “appreciated” her call during a day where looting took place after peaceful protests earlier in the day.

“It was incredibly kind,” Trump said. “I have passed along your support to our team and residences. Please know I and we truly appreciate you.”

Lightfoot initially referenced the texts during an MSNBC interview in August after President Trump made an issue of her decision to raise downtown bridges following a second round of looting, the newspaper reported.

At a campaign event, the president said Lightfoot “literally raised up the drawbridges to prevent hordes of rioters from ransacking the city.”

The mayor said, in response, “One of the bridges we put up is near Trump Tower because our protesters and vigilantes would love nothing more than to attack Trump Tower.”

“So those little notes that I get from Eric Trump after every time that we’ve protected that property, if they want us to stop, say the word,” Lightfoot stated.

In an exclusive interview with NBC 5 on Aug. 18, the mayor detailed measures in place to protect downtown, including the area near Trump Tower.

“Trump Tower is clearly a target. But it’s not just Trump Tower,” the mayor said then. “It’s making sure that we have the ability to shrink the footprint, less to protect from a policing standpoint, and we give our officers the ability to protect the peaceful protesters that are coming downtown.”

Eric Trump texted Lightfoot twice during the course of the summer – first on June 1 following a weekend of unrest, looting and chaos in the city stemming from the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

“Eric Trump, the executive vice president of the Trump Organization, was one of the people the Mayor reached to provide an update on precautionary public safety efforts the City was taking in the Central Business District, and to advise that the City would not bear sustained costs associated with Trump Tower. Subsequently, Eric Trump sent the Mayor two text messages to which the Mayor did not respond,” the statement read.

The mayor, a vocal critic of the president’s, has been frequently targeted by President Trump, particularly when it comes to Chicago violence.

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