Friday at an off-camera briefing at the White House, deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said gun violence in Chicago was “driven more by morality than anything else.”
Huckabee Sanders was asked about the Trump administration announcement of a newly formed Chicago Gun Strike Force after President Donald Trump’s tweet.
Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help. 1714 shootings in Chicago this year!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2017
Sanders said, “I think that the problem there is pretty clear that it’s a crime problem. I think that crime is probably driven more by a morality than anything else, so I think that this is a law enforcement issue and our focus is trying to add additional support.”
(h/t The Hill)
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