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Chicagoans Tell Trump What's Actually Going On in the City

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    Chicagoans Tell Trump What's Actually Going On in the City
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    President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    President Donald Trump spotlighted Chicago this week, mentioning the city during a speech to supporters in Iowa, but this time, social media responded in a different way. 

    After touring a local college, Trump held a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with a theme that was billed as “Promises Made, Promises Kept.”

    Trump talked about what he said were the major accomplishments of his five months in office.

    "We're 5-0 in special elections," Trump said in front of a boisterous crowd that packed a downtown arena. "The truth is, people love us ... they haven't figured it out yet."

    At one point, he asked the crowd, "What the hell is going on in Chicago?"

    The comment was tweeted out by a Washington reporter covering the rally, and many on Twitter responded by saying what was actually happening in the city. 

    "It was sunny today, little cloudy after lunch," one user wrote. "Transformers premiere. Loop Wendy's closed. Gauguin at Art Institute. Best pizza. Beaches.

    "...nothing much. Some beach volleyball, good outdoor cafe foods and craft beer," another user wrote. 

    Some used the comment to reference the sporting headlines that have been coming fast and furious so far this week - including some mentioning the NHL draft.

    "Hossa has greyscale, schwarber is scuffling, pitching is mediocre, QB situation is a bit odd," one user said. "Nothing unusual."

    "The Cubs just aren't clicking on all cylinders," another said. 

    Others responded with things like "something that shouldn't be called pizza," or by talking about the upcoming Pride Parade. 

    It's not the first time Trump has mentioned Chicago in his speeches. The president has frequently talked about the city, particularly mentioning its violence. 

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