I spent many years in St. Louis which was the murder capital of the US. Now, I am in Chicago, a town which has had nearly 400 murders within a half year. Each weekend, there are at least 60 shootings and several dead people. Well, Sheriff Donald Trump has promised that once he becomes president, this nonstop death spiral will end. He notes that he talked with a top Chicago cop, who told him the solution was to “get tough”–whatever that means.
“Violence will end within a week, that’s a promise.” As usual, when Donald Trump makes a “promise” there are words, but never anything specific as to how he will end the weekly carnage of death. Chicago police claim that not one of its top policemen ever spoke with Mr. Trump. Naturally, his response is that he talked with a cop. So, proceeds the drama of a man who talks and talks, but never produces any specific plans as to how to transform words into deeds.