CHICAGO (FOX 32/AP) - Ivanka Trump is weighing in on last weekend's violence in Chicago with two tweets that include some factual mistakes.
In one of two Tuesday tweets, President Donald Trump's daughter writes that as the country grieves about the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, "let us not overlook that Chicago experienced its deadliest weekend of the year."
Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says it's true that last weekend was the deadliest of 2019. But he says Ivanka Trump's assertion that there were seven killed and 52 wounded overstates the number of total shooting victims by four. Further, while Ivanka writes that the victims were shot "near a playground," there was only one shooting near a playground in which seven people were injured.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted Ivanka following the tweet.
"She got the numbers wrong. She got the location wrong. That's the danger of trying to govern via tweet. If they want to help, they should actually call us and ask for specifics," Lightfoot said. "If they had the decency to actually reach out to us, if they wanted to be a constructive and engaged partner."
"I'm not going to be distracted by nonsense tweets from people who don't know what they're talking about," Lightfoot added.
With 7 dead and 52 wounded near a playground in the Windy City- and little national outrage or media coverage- we mustn't become numb to the violence faced by inner city communities every day.— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 6, 2019
President Trump has singled out Chicago's gun violence in the past.