Thursday, January 26, 2017

What did Donald Trump do today?

He told Republicans at a meeting in Philadelphia that the city's homicides are "terribly increasing."

They are not.

Philadelphia is a minority-white city, one of several (including Atlanta and Chicago) that Trump has recently singled out as "hell" or "carnage." Violent crime has been steadily decreasing nationwide since the early 1990s.

Trump's remarks came a day after he ordered the government to publish a list of crimes committed by immigrants. Immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than citizens.

Who cares?

  • Presidents who see crime only in certain places cannot effectively fight it everywhere.