WaPo Accidentally Proves Trump Right While Trying to Debunking His Claim That Dem Cities Are Most Violent
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The Washington Post released an "analysis" this week on President Trump's claim that Democrat controlled cities in the United States are the most violent.
The Post claimed that the President's statement was false however the statistics they provided in the report actually proved President Trump was right.
On Wednesday, President Trump claimed that the most crime infested cities in America are all ran by Democrats: “You hear about certain places like Chicago and you hear about what’s going on in Detroit and other — other cities, all Democrat run. Every one of them is Democrat run. Twenty out of 20. The 20 worst, the 20 most dangerous are Democrat run," the President said.
In response to the comment, the Washington Post released the following headline: "Trump keeps claiming that the most dangerous cities in America are all run by Democrats. They aren't."
The Post reported:
It’s not clear how Trump is defining “most dangerous” in this context. So let’s look at two related sets of data compiled by the FBI: most violent crime and most violent crime per capita.
The most recent data to that effect is from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report covering the first half of 2019. The cities with the most violent crimes are many of the most populous cities in the country, as you might expect. Those with the highest rates of violent crime are from a range of different states.
Ironically, later on in the article the Washington Post shared two graphics to "debunk" President Trump's claim.
The first graphic showed that overall, 17 of the top 20 crime infested cities in America have Democrat mayors. Two of the three non-Democrat run cities were controlled by Independent mayors and only one was controlled by a Republican mayor.
The second graphic, which is arguably the more important one, analyzed the top violent cities by per capita. Of these cities, 19 out of 20 were controlled by a Democrat mayor and only 1 city was controlled by an Independent mayor. Not a single city was controlled by a Republican mayor.
Check out the graphs below:
“Trump would no doubt shrug at that detail, decrying as ‘fake news’ the revelation that his assertion was only slightly wrong,” blogger Philip Bump for the Washington Post wrote. “And, in fairness, it actually doesn’t matter that four of the 32 cities listed above have non-Democratic mayors — because it doesn’t really matter that the other mayors are Democrats.”
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
Violence has surged in major cities across the U.S. in recent weeks — including in Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles just to name a few — as far-left activists have demonized law enforcement officials and called for defunding police departments in response to the death of George Floyd.
Violent rioters have also plagued streets across the U.S. in recent days as they try to destroy statues and monuments.
In recent days, extremists have destroyed statues of former Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ulysses S. Grant, and attempted to destroy the statue of former President Andrew Jackson before being stopped by law enforcement.
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