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Fri Jan 27, 2017, 01:23 PM

Trump reportedly claimed 2 were shot dead in Chicago during Obamas speech. But it never happened.

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Source: Chicago Tribune

Trump reportedly claimed 2 were shot dead in Chicago during Obama’s speech. But it never happened.

by Jeremy Gorner and Jason Meisner

January 27, 2017


An ABC News transcript of its interview with President Donald Trump on Wednesday quoted him as saying that two people were fatally shot in Chicago while his predecessor, Barack Obama, was giving his farewell speech at McCormick Place — a claim shown to be false by Police Department records.

The passage in question was not included in the broadcast aired Wednesday night, but the network posted a longer transcript on its website that contained the remarks in question. An ABC spokesman confirmed to the Tribune on Thursday that the transcript accurately depicted the president's words, but the network did not immediately share the video with the Tribune.

Not only did no homicides take place in Chicago during Obama's address of about an hour Jan. 10, but the official Police Department records and the Tribune's crime database show that no shootings at all occurred over that time frame.

Trump apparently made the erroneous claim during an interview with ABC News anchor David Muir, who asked the president about the tweet he'd sent Tuesday that read: "If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible 'carnage' going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!"

Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-trump-chicago-violence-abc-interview-met-20170126-story.html




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