Donald Trump Falsely Claimed the US Murder Rate was the Highest in 47yrs
Type: Spreads IgnoranceFeb 07 2017 Severity: Targeted: Crime
After claiming such numbers existed, Trump stated that the media refused to report it.The reason why it wasn't reported because the murder rate isn't close high numbers.
Quote | This was said during a meeting with US sheriffs at the White House.
"The murder rate in this country is the highest it's been in 47 years. Right? I'd say that in a speech and everybody was surprised because the press doesn't like to tell it like it is," "It wasn't to their advantage to say that. The murder rate is the highest it's been in I guess 45-47 years."
In reference to his claim.
Targeted by Trump