Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called Kayleigh McEnany the slur “Karen” on Twitter after the White House press secretary said she was a “derelict mayor” at a press briefing on Thursday. McEnany responded on this week’s broadcast of ‘Watters World’ hosted by FOX News’ Jesse Watters. “I am very upset about the violence in the streets of her city,” McEnany told Watters. “She’s focused on words, but instead she should be focused on actions. I understand the truth hurts. The president’s written her a letter and offered her help, and she needs to take it.”
Hey, Karen. Watch your mouth. pic.twitter.com/zhjRyokKD5
– Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) July 16, 2020
Lightfoot doubled down on Friday at a press conference. “They think that they’re going to take us on, and make us look bad because that’ll score points with their base,” Lightfoot said. “And this won’t be the last time that his flacks will try to take me on. But good luck. I’m still here. I’m going to lead this city as best I can.” “What he wants to do is use me and this city and other cities across the country as punching bags, and I’m not having it. Period,” Lightfoot said of Trump.