CHICAGO — The sharp exchanges between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel continued as both talked about the city’s schools.
The Republican governor is accusing Chicago Public Schools of seeking a bailout and blasting district finances. He calls the Democratic mayor a “major disappointment.”
Meanwhile, Emanuel has taken his previous comparison of Rauner to presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump a step further, saying it sounds like Rauner is “auditioning” to be Trump’s running mate.
Rauner and Emanuel have been personal friends.
Rauner stopped in Chicago on Monday, discussing school funding and pushing a GOP-led plan to fund schools so they open on time. He likened some CPS schools to “crumbling prisons.”
CPS officials have called for an apology.
Emanuel was touting city test scores and graduation rates when he referenced Rauner.