Despite barbs, Trump family and Chicago mayor can be nice

Despite barbs, Trump family and Chicago mayor can be nice


CHICAGO (AP) – The barbs that have flown between President Donald Trump and his family and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot haven’t prevented either side from engaging in occasional niceties.

Lightfoot in May called Eric Trump to express her support, according to text messages obtained by the Chicago Tribune through a Freedom of Information Act request. The mayor’s call occurred as civil unrest surged across the country following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. As the city was cleaning up from widespread looting, the younger Trump texted Lightfoot, remarking on a call he describes as “incredibly kind.”

“I have passed along your support to our team and residences. Please know, I and we truly appreciate you,” Eric Trump texted.

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In a July text, Eric Trump said he was thinking about her.

“I only imagine how difficult the situation is but know we are all rooting for Chicago … I hope you are well. Eric T.”

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