Lori Lightfoot won’t like what happens after she dismissed this powerful man’s warning

Chicagoans’ nightmares are growing as crime rates keep skyrocketing with shootings, stabbings, and a slew of violent acts an hourly occurrence – and all while the business climate is worsening.

Even more than Lori Lightfoot can’t run the Windy Cindy, she can’t handle anyone calling her out with that bad news.

But Lori Lightfoot won’t like what happens after she dismissed this powerful man’s warning.

It doesn’t make the ruling class happy when it gets pointed out, but facts are stubborn things.

That clearly goes double for Chicago’s Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Thin-skinned Chicago Mayor loses it when McDonald’s CEO tells the truth about her city

In a recent speech at the Economic Club of Chicago, McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski warned that it was time to “face facts” and acknowledge that companies have been leaving the city over the past year due in part to rising crime.

Kempczinski referenced the recent departures of high-profile companies such as Caterpillar, Boeing and Citadel from the area and said, “While it may wound our civic pride to hear it, there is a general sense out there that our city is in crisis. There are fewer large companies headquartered in Chicago this year than last year.”

Additionally, Kempczinski said that rising crime is hurting his company’s ability to recruit top talent and that employees have been hesitant to return to work at the downtown headquarters due to crime concerns.

This, naturally, didn’t sit well with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who dismissed Kempczinski’s concerns using the same tired rhetoric she often employs.

Lightfoot said, “I think what would have been helpful is for the McDonald’s CEO to educate himself before he spoke.”

That the Chicago Democrat, a mediocre woman and utter failure as a politician, would speak so condescendingly and dismissively of the CEO of a global company that produces thousands of jobs in her city says plenty about her “leadership.”

In a press conference, Lightfoot referenced an open letter by Michael Fassnacht, her hand-picked head of World Business Chicago, that she said “lays out in exactly detail all the good news, economic news, about what’s happening in our city, so I’m going to focus on those things and not the comments of CEO of McDonald’s.”

Lightfoot ignores problem in arrogant dismal of McDonald’s CEO

So then, just ignoring the trouble will surely make the problem go away?

That might not make much logical sense as a strategy for improvement but given the trend lines in crime it’s certainly a familiar course of action for her.

Fox News reports, “Chicago’s deadliest year in a quarter-century was 2021, with 797 homicides, the most since 1996 and 25 more than were recorded in 2020. Additionally, there were 3,561 shooting incidents in 2021, which is just over 300 more than were recorded in 2020 and a staggering 1,415 more than in 2019.”

The first step to fixing a problem is to acknowledge that it exists in the first place, and boy does it exist.

The next mayoral election in Chicago takes place in February.

Hopefully the residents of the Windy City do better.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.


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