WATCH: Chicago mayor blames Trump for current standoff between public schools and teacher’s union

Appearing on CNN’s “New Day” Tuesday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blamed former President Trump for the current standoff between public schools and teacher’s union.

Just day before, Lightfoot had called the impasse  “uniquely local.”

Specifically, Lightfoot said the standoff between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) over whether teachers should return to classrooms this week was “because of the incompetence of the previous administration.”

“I think it’s important for both sides to come to the table in good faith,” Lightfoot said “recognize that we’re both trying to work through a very challenging situation, but we must get a deal done.”

“These are really difficult times in a pandemic, exacerbated by the incompetence of the previous administration that didn’t leave us with enough vaccine to really quickly get to the entire population in our city that needs it,” she added. “But we’re going to keep working hard recognizing the concern that, really, all of our residents have regarding COVID-19.”

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