Donald Trump Jr. took to Instagram on Saturday afternoon to denounce FAKE NEWS. He wrote, “Fake news gonna fake. Thanks @realgse for pointing this out. Just remember, when you watch the news this is the kind of crap they try to pull. Anything they can manipulate to push their narrative they will and they’ll sell it like it’s the gospel. Don’t be fooled any more.”
Trump Jr. condemned the Washington Post article titled “Trump keeps claiming that the most dangerous cities in America are all run by Democrats. They aren’t.”
FACT CHECK: FALSE.
The article claimed, “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.
Most of the current mayors of these cities are Democrats. Two of the mayors of cities with the most reported violent crimes overall, though, are independents and one, the mayor of Jacksonville, Fla., is a Republican. Among the 20 cities with the most violent crime per capita, one isn’t a Democrat: the independent mayor of Springfield, Mo.”
But then proceeded to attach this…
Something just doesn’t add up…
Despite the graph showing nearly 88% of major U.S. cities listed being run by Democrat mayors, the publication had the nerve to claim President Trump is wrong. Very typical!
But wait…The Washington Post writes, “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.” WHAT? I guess a major publication can now run a story with supporting evidence that “it doesn’t really matter.” Wow.