Not that his supporters care that he lies, but add another one to this week’s list of Donald Trump fabrications. The Associated Press is reporting that the Chicago Police Department never told Trump’s campaign to cancel his rally when fights broke out between Trump supporters and Trump protesters.
— James Koch (@dont4getthesun) March 12, 2016
A statement issued by his campaign said: “Mr. Trump just arrived in Chicago and after meeting with law enforcement has determined that for the safety of all of the tens and thousands of people that have gathered in and around the arena, tonight’s rally will be postponed to another date.”
It makes it sound like the cops said it was too dangerous, doesn’t it? They didn’t. CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said that the department never told the Trump campaign there was any kind of a security threat at the rally site. He continued that the department did have sufficient manpower at the scene and was perfectly capable of handling any situation that might arise.
Guglielmi said that the decision to cancel the event was made “independently” by the campaign.
In a 6:30 pm press conference, Interim Supt John Escalante confirmed: “The Chicago Police Department had no role, we were not consulted or provided an opinion as to whether or not the event should be cancelled.
In fact, we did assure the Trump campaign that we had more than adequate resources outside the UIC pavilion and we guaranteed them we could provide safe access and exit for Mr Trump.
At the same time, we were confident that we were providing security for both the attendees that were going to the pavilion, supporters of Mr. Trump, and the protesters that were outside the pavilion.
When the announcement was made to the crowd that the rally was canceled cheers and applause broke out.
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