Lightfoot offers no apologies for her sometimes combative style – especially not after Daley, Emanuel

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she won’t apologize for her sometimes combative style and insists the news media made it such a big issue.

Lightfoot says it’s laughable that her abrasiveness became such a big campaign issue after the tenures of Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emanuel — two famously volatile men.

“I’m a Black, queer woman,” she told WBBM Newsradio as she prepares to leave office. “I have always known my entire adult life that there’s a different set of rules and standards by which I’m going to be judged. That is not a surprise.”

But even some of her allies said Lightfoot could be tough to deal with.

Lightfoot said she’s at peace with her single term in office. What matters is that she fought for what she believed in and fought to help people, she said.

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