Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel, has declared the city a “Trump-free zone,” announcing on late night television that he intends to prevent the president from even stepping foot within the city’s boundaries.
Speaking to Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” the mayor said that he’s even given the city a new title. “Our motto: A city he’ll never sleep in. We don’t want him,” Emanuel said.
“Look, Donald Trump is driving forward looking through the rearview mirror, and I’m not going that way because I want my city going that way and I want it to be a Trump-free zone,” he continued.
The metaphor only makes sense if you believe Emanuel is driving backward while looking in the rear-view mirror — an image Emanuel probably did not want to present, but one that is, nonetheless, accurate.