President Donald Trump on Monday made his first visit to Chicago — a city he has frequently berated for its crime problems — since he was elected in 2016.
The president spoke to the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference at McCormick Place, then was scheduled to attend a fundraiser and meet with supporters at his namesake hotel on the Chicago River.
Protesters were holding a large rally near the Trump International Hotel and Tower.
Here are photos from Monday’s events.
Police chiefs conference
President Trump addressing police chiefs from around the world. He blasted Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who said he would not attend. Trump also criticized Chicago for its crime problems, saying the city is “embarrassing to us as a nation.”
President Trump is shown on wide screens as he speaks at McCormick Place.
People attending the police chiefs conference watch President Trump’s address on TV screens outside the main viewing area.
Police chiefs listen to President Trump’s address.
Protest near Trump’s namesake hotel
More than 20 activist groups were holding a rally at Wabash Avenue and Wacker Drive across the Chicago River from Trump Tower.
Demonstrators with homemade signs near Trump Tower.
Chicago police on Wacker Drive near Michigan Avenue, with Trump Tower in the background.
Trump protesters jam East Wacker Drive between Michigan and Wabash avenues.