Chicago Mayor snubs Frey by abruptly withdrawing from forum
Nobody’s saying exactly why Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot abruptly withdrew from a high profile virtual forum with Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey scheduled for Friday. But the Chicago Tribune strongly hinted that the reputation of Frey and the city he allowed to descend into chaos that erupted nationwide more than preceded him.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot pulled out of a virtual roundtable hosted by Crain’s Chicago Business to avoid appearing on the same digital stage as Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, who has been a lightning rod for criticism after the police killing of George Floyd, sources told the Tribune.
The tone of the paper’s coverage gives Minnesotans a clue as to how the rest of the world views us following the rioting, looting and arson unleashed in Minneapolis, leading the way for massive violent disruptions by rioters and vandals embedded among protesters in Chicago and other cities.