Lying Donald Trump Says Philadelphia’s Murder Rate Has Increased.
President Donald Trump claims murder in Philadelphia has been “terribly increasing.”
He is terribly wrong.
“Here in Philadelphia, the murder rate has been steady ― I mean ― just terribly increasing,” Trump said in a rambling speech at the GOP retreat on Thursday.
In fact, Pennsylvania’s largest city has seen violent crime drop to “levels unseen in decades,” philly.com reported earlier this month, citing Philadelphia police. Burglaries fell to a record low, and the total number of homicides decreased from 2015 levels, remaining below 300 in 2016.