Back in February, President Trump posted a tweet that sent the city of Chicago into a tizzy when he mentioned sending in the Feds to stop the violence.
If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017
For native Chicagoan Gianno Caldwell, this was welcoming news. In an interview with Red Alert Politics, Caldwell recalled a debate he had on Fox News with FNC contributor Richard Fowler over Trump’s aforementioned tweet.
This clip went viral after Caldwell, who now lives in Washington D.C., shut down Fowler when he said he’s from Chicago. “Bruh, you’re from Evanston!” Caldwell said.
During that heated debate, Fowler believed that the President was trying to put tanks on the ground in Chicago when he tweeted to “send the Feds.” Caldwell took it a different way.
“When I heard ‘send the Feds,’ I said, ‘yeah, that’s welcome,'” Caldwell told Red Alert. “It obviously has to have a balanced approach. It can’t just be all law enforcement if that’s what he was referring to. But send federal resources. I’m with that.”
Caldwell continued to say that he’s been in touch with officials at the White House about the state of Chicago.
“I appreciate the folks at the White House having a very sincere interest in what’s going on in Chicago and our inner cities as a whole because the attention is absolutely needed,” Caldwell said. “They have a deep concern and desire to help.”
He also took matters into his own hands as well. Instead of leaving that sick “Bruh, you’re from Evanston” burn simmer on Fowler, Caldwell built upon it. He reached out to Fowler along with FNC contributor Eboni K. Williams to start the Power Within tour to speak directly to the youth of Chicago. Their goal is to encourage and inspire the inner city youth and let them know that their current circumstances does not dictate their outcome in life.
Hear more about the Power Within tour in the latest Red Alert Politics podcast with Gianno Caldwell.