Source: Daily Mail

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has blasted her critics as sexist and racist – just six weeks after she sparked fury by refusing to be interviewed by white journalists.

Her comments came in an interview with WTTW, a local PBS station, when she was discussing the city’s recent spike in violence as well as critiques of her approach to handling it. 

Phil Ponce, of WTTW, said, ‘In recent months, there have been questions raised about your temperament and your reaction to criticism – a (Chicago) Tribune editorial used the term irascible – how much of this do you think might have to do with the fact that you’re a woman and specifically a black woman?’

In response, Lightfoot said, ‘99percent of it.’

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has blasted her critics as sexist and racist – just six weeks after she sparked fury by refusing to be interviewed by white journalists.

Her comments came in an interview with WTTW, a local PBS station, when she was discussing the city’s recent spike in violence as well as critiques of her approach to handling it. 

Phil Ponce, of WTTW, said, ‘In recent months, there have been questions raised about your temperament and your reaction to criticism – a (Chicago) Tribune editorial used the term irascible – how much of this do you think might have to do with the fact that you’re a woman and specifically a black woman?’

In response, Lightfoot said, ‘99percent of it.’ https://www.dailymail.co.uk/embed/video/2442779.html

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