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Trump said he'd 'send in the Feds' to stop Chicago gun violence after a Fox News segment

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President Trump tweeted he would "send in the Feds" to stop gun violence in Chicago Tuesday night, hearkening back to the "American carnage" line in his Inaugural Address.

It also hearkened back to a Fox News segment that aired about an hour before his tweet, where lawyer Horace Cooper described Chicago as full of "carnage" on "The O'Reilly Factor." 

Trump claimed Chicago had seen 228 shootings with 42 deaths in 2017 alone. Chicago police have reported 182 shootings and 38 homicides. 

Here's Trump's tweet from Tuesday night.

And here's Fox News quoting Cooper.

Trump brought up a similar stance earlier this month.

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2016 saw 762 homicides in Chicago, its highest yearly total in two decades and more than New York and Los Angeles combined. With 485 homicides reported in 2015, it's the biggest spike in 60 years. 

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, in Chicago. Chicago's police department will add nearly 1,000 new positions over the next two years, Johnson announced Wednesday, saying it'll help the city deal with a dramatic increase in shootings and homicides. (AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim)
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, in Chicago. Chicago's police department will add nearly 1,000 new positions over the next two years, Johnson announced Wednesday, saying it'll help the city deal with a dramatic increase in shootings and homicides. (AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim)

City police chief Eddie Johnson wanted to hire nearly 1,000 more officers to battle the violence. But a Department of Justice review found the department had a "pattern of excessive force."

Trump also congratulated Fox for its inauguration coverage Tuesday night.

Some observers were disturbed by the implications of Trump's tweet.

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