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CHICAGO — After another bloody January in Chicago, President Trump once again talked tough about the city today. The president met with a black pastor, who is not from Chicago, but said gangs respect Trump and want to work out a deal to curb the violence.

Today, at a White House Black History Month program, Rev. Darrell Scott, a loyal Trump supporter, told the president Chicago gangs wanted to meet about reducing gun violence.

Rev. Scott is pastor of New Spirit Revival Center in the Cleveland area and a regular cable news contributor. His ties to Chicago are not clear.

“I was recently contacted by some of the top gang thugs in Chicago for a  sit down,” Rev. Scott told Trump. “They reached out to me because they associated me with you. They respect you, they believe in what you’re doing and they want to have a sit down about lowering that body count

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