The Washington Post attempted to fact-check Trump’s Wednesday claim that all of the US’s most dangerous cities are run by Democrats, but ended up spectacularly burning themselves in the process.
Trump has been on the offensive against Democrat-run cities and states that have allowed rampant crime for decades. He claimed on Wednesday that “every one” of America’s “20 most dangerous” cities “are Democrat run” to prove his point.
The Washington Post challenged Trump’s assertion with the headline: “Trump keeps claiming that the most dangerous cities in America are all run by Democrats. They aren’t.”
I guess the Post thought that no one would actually read past the headline, because the analysis immediately contradicted the premise. The Daily Caller immediately exposed the outrageous contradiction.
The article, however, did not provide a single city run by a Republican in the top 20 most violent cities per capita. According to data WaPo gathered to disprove Trump, 19 of the 20 cities with the most violent crime per 10,000 residents are run by Democrats. The lone city on the per capita list not run by a Democrat is run by an Independent.
“Most of the current mayors of these cities are Democrats,” WaPo admitted. “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.”
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) June 27, 2020
The Washington Post’s motto is “Democracy dies in darkness.” It’s well known that the Post is desperately attempting to keep Americans in the dark, but they could have tried a little harder this time.