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Trump's 'send in the feds' tweet stirs questions

Trump's 'send in the feds' tweet stirs questions

President Donald Trump tweeted last week that he might "send in the Feds" to help Chicago quell escalating violence. He didn't elaborate, leaving observers to guess at his intentions.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer didn't respond directly when asked whether Trump was talking about deploying National Guard troops to Chicago.

"There's no one thing," he said. "There can be aid, if it was requested up through the governor through the proper channels that the federal government can provide on a law enforcement basis. But there's other aid that can be extended as well through the U.S. attorney's office or other means that will ensure the people of Chicago...