President Donald Trump announced Wednesday “a surge of federal law enforcement into American communities” like Chicago and Albuquerque, New Mexico to fight a rise in violent crime.
“My first duty as president is to protect the American people, and today I am taking action to fulfill that sacred obligation,” the president said.
Referencing the national conversation surrounding defunding police departments, President Trump announced “Operation Legend,” a plan to send agents from a host of federal agencies to specific “besieged” cities. The agencies include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Marshals Service.
In addition to Chicago and Albuquerque, President Trump said “Operation Legend” has already begun in Kansas City.
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