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Texts Reveal Chicago Mayor’s Abusive Comments, ‘Combative’ Relationship with Local Politicians


New texts and other communications obtained by the Chicago Tribune show Mayor Lori Lightfoot “scolding” local politicians and other leaders, calling some “full of crap” and another a “jacka**.”

“The Tribune obtained more than 2 1/2 years of Lightfoot’s text messages with aldermen through a series of Freedom of Information Act requests with which her staff failed to comply until the state attorney general admonished them and the Tribune threatened a lawsuit. That led to the release of hundreds of pages of documents offering an unprecedented look at how Chicago’s chief executive deals with city aldermen and workers,” writes the Tribune.

“Governing is a tough business. Emotions can at times get the best of each of us,” said a statement from Lightfoot’s office. “The mayor is fully focused on working together with (aldermen) and other stakeholders to continue to address the very serious issues that face our city every day.”

“Besides offering a look into relations between top officials, the texts offer a window into some of the key moments of Lightfoot’s administration and the anxieties gripping Chicago, showing how chaos has unfolded behind the scenes at crucial times in the city’s history,” adds the newspaper.

Read the full report here.

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6 responses to “Texts Reveal Chicago Mayor’s Abusive Comments, ‘Combative’ Relationship with Local Politicians”

  1. SNIPERBAIT66-67 says:

    I agree with ALL of you.
    Except I think used Dollar Store toilet paper would look and smell much better than Mayor Beetlejuice.

  2. UppityG says:

    But-but-but she ticks all the intersectional boxes, she _should_ be absolutely awesome at everything in life — why isn’t she?

    Of course, just noticing what she’s a failure at is, without a doubt, pure racism — right? Oh wait, maybe it’s pure homophobia — right? Hold it — maybe it’s pure sexism? Gosh darn, it just can’t be her, no no no, that just _can’t_ be.

    Yeah, that was my best eye-lash-batting-coy-naive-clueless-lefty-progre impression.

  3. thedeugs says:

    awesome. 3 paragraphs of stuff that basically says nothing. cant wait for a other one

  4. pandusa says:

    Ah Betelgeuse …again. I hate to resort to name calling but this one earned it.
    Somebody throw a bucket water on this witch already. I could say more…about blood crying up from the ground in Chicago…but I won’t.
    I guess there is a first time for everything.

  5. Scafflaww says:

    Another article that gives little detail but has a link for the “full report” that goes to the Chicago Tribune. Is Timcast becoming a portal for legacy media?!?!

  6. Devilsgun says:

    Lightfoot is a fugly Muppet inside and out. What an ugly piece of used dollar store toilet paper