Lori Lightfoot Blames Election Loss On Trump and 'Right-Wing Forces'

Brittany M. Hughes | May 9, 2023
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Recently ousted Mayor Lori Lightfoot is blaming her March election loss on former President Donald Trump and “right wing forces” she says conspired to take her down because she was just too awesome.

No, really - Democrat voters in a heavily blue city showed their leftist mayor the exit because a bunch of right-wingers told them to. You just can't make this stuff up.

"There’s no question, Rev. Al, that there are some people in Chicago and across the country that don’t want mayors like me to succeed," Lightfoot told Al Sharpton on his MSNBC show this week. "There’s a reason why in 2020, part of Trump’s national strategy was to go after cities and mayors like me by name, by city…and when the person when the biggest megaphone and biggest stage attacks you the way Trump attacked us, it unleashes a set of forces that are hard to control. Those dogwhistles that were blown in 2020 are still resonating today. It was fed by the uncertainty and the anger and then funded by right-wing forces that wanted to take down a big-city mayor.”

Lightfoot then mocked the supposed “right-wing forces” who fought against her for helping to elect a “democratic socialist for a mayor,” saying, “be careful what you wish for.”

So let’s just recap: a rabidly left-wing mayor in a deep blue city that’s been controlled by Democrats for more than a century was booted from her seat by voters, because a Republican president who hasn’t held office for more than two years rallied a bunch of right-wingers to…replace her with an even farther-left Democrat?

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Or, maybe, Lightfoot did such an abysmal job as mayor that even the libs in her own city got sick of her and opted to let another fool take a crack at the bat, even if it means jumping from the frying pan into the fire.

Remember when I said you can't make this stuff up? I take it back. Because Lori here just did. 

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