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Tom of Temecula

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Wed Apr 3, 2024, 09:50 PM Apr 3

Fox News Viewers Get A Dose Of Reality As Guest Informs Them Of Murder Rate Under Trump [View all]

It’s an election year, and so “crime” is being hyped by Republicans, but over on Fox News viewers heard something that probably surprised them: “The highest jump in the murder rate in this country happened in the last year of the Trump administration. It didn’t happen in any of the Biden years.”

“Listen, the president had all major police chiefs to the White House just last month. Violent crime is across the  board, down in most major cities. And that’s something we need to talk about, certainly as Democrats. The highest jump in the homicide rate, the murder rate in this country, annually, happened in the last year of the Trump administration. It didn’t happen in any of the Biden years over these last three years.

So again, the president is running on his record. Donald Trump is now is a different situation than 2016 has a record he’s got to defend as well.” It’s true that Trump isn’t in the same situation as he was in 2016, when “give him a chance” was a talking point plea. Now, Trump has a record to defend.

President Biden had a meeting with police chiefs from major cities in February, during which they celebrated the large drops in crime rates across the country. Biden pointed to the American Rescue Plan, which was supported with only votes from Democrats, as an important help to cities during the pandemic. I’d also point out that this included a change in policing to include more mental health and youth intervention programs. Republicans like to point at Chicago and Detroit as examples of high crime cities, so it’s notable that Detroit saw an 18% drop in homicides in 2023, while Chicago saw a 13% drop in homicides.


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