WATCH: Trump announces surge of federal law enforcement to Chicago despite opposition from Lightfoot

President Trump has announced a surge of federal law enforcement to Chicago despite opposition from Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

“Today, I’m announcing a surge of federal law enforcement into American communities plagued by violent crime.” Trump announced “We’ll work every single day to restore public safety, protect our nation’s children and bring violent perpetrators to justice. We’ve been doing it and you’ve been seeing what’s happening all around the country. We’ve just started this process and frankly, we have no choice but to get involved.”

Trump added  “My first duty as President is to protect the American people, and today I am taking action to fulfill that sacred obligation…to those crying for justice and crying for help, help is on its way.”

“Today, I’m announcing a surge of federal law enforcement into American communities plagued by violent crime. We’ll work every single day to restore public safety, protect our nation’s children and bring violent perpetrators to justice.”

Yesterday, Chicago Mayor Lightfoot tweeted:

Under no circumstances will I allow Donald Trump’s troops to come to Chicago and terrorize our residents.