Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called White House Press Secretary “Karen” in a testy exchange on Twitter.
Lightfoot was responding to Brian Bennett reporting that McEnancy had referred to her as “the derelict mayor of Chicago” and said that she should request federal help to secure the city.
Lightfoot’s message to McEnany was “Hey, Karen, Watch your mouth.”
Hey, Karen. Watch your mouth. pic.twitter.com/zhjRyokKD5
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) July 16, 2020
According to Newsweek:
Karens are often described as annoyingly entitled, suburban women who would not hesitate to ask to speak to a manager if the sales person at Anne Taylor refuses to take their return three months after the return date expired
In the Urban Dictionary definition, typical Karen behavior varies between benignly upsetting (“gives raisins to kids on Halloween”) to eye-rollingly annoying (“drives an SUV to carpool her kids to soccer practice… better hope the ref doesn’t make a wrong call because she will sue!”).
Other common Karen traits are a bob-haircut, typically sported by suburban moms and a tendency towards entitlement. In a recent viral clip of a woman who was recently deemed a Karen, she asks to speak to a manager, because she won’t wear a protective mask, despite the store’s policy requiring all patrons to wear one. She claims that she has a medical condition, which won’t allow her to wear a mask, but she also expresses concerns about her banking information and private purchases. When the manager explains that it’s store policy, she threatens the supermarket with a lawsuit and claims she’s being discriminated against.
Gary Coby, the Trump campaign’s digital director, fired back at Lightfoot.
Black people are being murdered at a record rate in Chicago.
The violence and death is out of control…
64 shot & 11 killed just last weekend.
373 have been killed just this year, a 35% increase.
Here is the Mayor, who is a total failure at stopping this violence. https://t.co/2s0nV5OEVX
— Text TRUMP to 88022 (@GaryCoby) July 16, 2020