President Donald Trump was on the campaign trail in Wisconsin, Thursday. While there, he attended a town hall hosted by Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
When the topic of gun violence came up, Trump was quick to call out some of the more violent cities in the U.S. “Chicago is an example,” said Trump. “It's worse than Afghanistan.”
Trump pointed out that some of the larger Black urban communities, like Chicago, Detroit, and Baltimore are especially bad. Trump said, “These cities... it is like living in Hell.” He also claimed that Black people often thank him for making observations like these.
While Trump did not provide a plan for curbing the violence, he did suggest a very controversial policing tactic. “I know it's very controversial to say, stop and frisk,” said Trump. “Stop and frisk - you take guns away.”
Trump praised the “stop and frisk” practice, which was implemented by New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. “It was a great thing he did for New York,” claimed Trump.
Despite current protests calling for a reduction in policing, both Hannity and Trump think the practice could promote law and order. “We can stop [violence] quickly,” said Trump. “And at some point, in the not-too-distant future, I'm going to do it.”