Skip to comments.Chicago Mayor Lightfoot tells McDonald's CEO to 'educate himself' after he warns of rising crime
Posted on 09/22/2022 7:30:44 PM PDT by simpson96
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired back at the CEO of McDonald’s after he highlighted the difficulty rising crime in the city has caused for his business, telling him he needs to "educate himself" on the matter.
"I think what would have been helpful is for the McDonald's CEO to educate himself before he spoke," the Chicago Democrat said during a media availability on Tuesday.
McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski warned in a speech at the Economic Club of Chicago luncheon last week that it was time to "face facts" and acknowledge that companies have been leaving the city over the past year due in part to rising crime.
"The fact is that there are fewer large companies headquartered in Chicago this year than last year," Kempczinski said. "There are fewer this month than last month."
Kempczinski also said that rising crime is hurting his company’s ability to recruit top talent and that employees have been hesitant to return to work at the downtown headquarters due to crime concerns.
In the press conference, Lightfoot also pointed to a letter from World Business Chicago President Michael Fassnacht that she says "lays out in exact detail all the good news, economic news, about what’s happening in our city."
"I’m going to focus on those things and not the comments of CEO of McDonald’s," Lightfoot said.
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Take that, you bad McDonald’s CEO who has a headquarters in Chicago that employs about 2000 plus employees who pay taxes.....
Personally, if it was me, I’d be moving that headquarters out of Chicago like ASAP and telling Bug Eyes where she could park it.
Tell her to move City Hall to.that building.
It’s Halloween all year long with Lightfoot.
Miami is very nice !
Lots of crime in Chicago? C’mon man!
Let her go on preaching and shaking her gnarly fist from the fantail of the USS-Chicago-Titanic. Corporations are manning the lifeboats left and right, they plan to survive. Meanwhile she goes on preaching to the same idiots who voted for her.
She looks like Larry from the Three Stooges. Only crazier.
McDonalds is based in Oak Brook, not Chicago.
> She looks like Larry from the Three Stooges. <
I once met Moe and Larry from the Three Stooges (Curley and Shemp had long since passed). Moe and Larry were friendly and polite.
I doubt if the same could be said about Mayor Lightfoot.
Yep, Florida or Texas. Their employees would love ceo for that decision
Hey, just wait until Illinois no bail policy goes into effect on January 1.
> Frickin’ IDIOT..... <
Who? The CEO of McDonald’s? Ronald McDonald? Me? The mayor of Chicago?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Clueless does not even begin to describe this idiot woman.
Beetlejuice? Beetlejuice? Beetlejuice? Bueller? Bueller?...
Thank you for your input, Groot.
I was thinking Marty Feldman.
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