President Donald Trump took to twitter to call out the Chicago violence and even pledged to intervene if city leaders fail to stop the violence.
The following day, Gutierrez appeared on All In With Chris Hayes and said, “President Trump tweets about the “carnage” and that he’s going to send the feds in. Did he send any extra money for police officers? We could use that, for training.” He noted that Trump is increasing the number of Border Patrol agents on the southern border and said Chicago would like to have more federal agents–ATF and FBI–in the city as well.
Gutierrez then said the following:
But…President Trump is with the NRA. The NRA that endorsed him, that is…so part of his relationship. You know what the NRA did? It crippled the laws of the city of Chicago and the courts, so that we cannot keep guns off our streets.
The following day, Gutierrez appeared on CNN. While on CNN, Gutierrez was asked about Trump’s “carnage” assessment and his pledge to send in the feds if Chicago city leaders fail to end the violence, Gutierrez said the following:
Here’s the hypocrisy of it all. The fact is, Donald Trump loves the NRA. And during his campaign he embraced them and they embraced him. The city of Chicago had some of the most stringent gun control laws, how were they eviscerated? Because the NRA funded lawsuits against our gun control measures.