Donald Trump lied about the amount of murders in America in a meeting with sheriffs.
“President Trump’s dark view of violent crime in America rests largely on a bogus claim: that the murder rate is higher than it’s been in nearly half a century. Actually, the murder rate is down sharply in that time, despite a recent spike.
On Tuesday, he told a meeting of sheriffs: “The murder rate in our country is the highest it’s been in 47 years, right? Did you know that? Forty-seven years. I used to use that – I’d say that in a speech and everybody was surprised because the press doesn’t tell it like it is.” He circled back to add: “The murder rate is the highest it’s been in, I guess, from 45 to 47 years.”” [READ MORE]