Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Donald Trump: Pants on Fire

Source:  Disaster Center

Peak years:  1974-1991

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Botches Murder Rate.  (The New York Times, 2/7/2017)
You'd think a roomful of sheriffs would be the first to give him pushback. 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."

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