Fox Information Viewers Get A Dose Of Actuality As Visitor Informs Them Of Homicide Charge Underneath Trump

It’s an election yr, and so “crime” is being hyped by Republicans, however over on Fox Information viewers heard one thing that most likely shocked 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.”

Watch right here:

“Hear, the president had all main police chiefs to the White Home simply final month. Violent crime is throughout the  board, down in most main cities. And that’s one thing we have to speak about, definitely as Democrats. The best bounce within the murder charge, the homicide charge on this nation, yearly, occurred within the final yr of the Trump administration. It didn’t occur in any of the Biden years over these final three years.

So once more, the president is operating on his file. Donald Trump is now could be a special scenario than 2016 has a file he’s obtained to defend as nicely.”

It’s true that Trump isn’t in the identical scenario as he was in 2016, when “give him a chance” was a speaking level plea. Now, Trump has a file to defend.

President Biden had a gathering with police chiefs from main cities in February, throughout which they celebrated the massive drops in crime charges throughout the nation.

Biden pointed to the American Rescue Plan, which was supported with solely votes from Democrats, as as an essential assist to cities in the course of the pandemic. I’d additionally level out that this included a change in policing to incorporate extra psychological well being and youth intervention packages. Republicans prefer to level at Chicago and Detroit as examples of excessive crime cities, so it’s notable that Detroit noticed an 18% drop in homicides in 2023, whereas Chicago noticed a 13% drop in homicides.

“Last year, the United States had one of the lowest rates of all violent crime in more than 50 years,” the Democratic President advised police officers in that assembly.

Individually, in 2021, Biden’s Division of Justice instituted a violent crime reduction strategy. These are deliberate insurance policies Biden enacted, and thus can take credit score for.

In 2023, Reuters reported, “Violent crimes including murder and rape declined in the United States in 2022 from a year earlier, but property crimes rose during the same period… Although violent crime is trending downward, the 21,156 murders reported in 2022 are also well above pre-pandemic levels, according to FBI data. The number of annual reported murders never topped 18,000 during the 2010s, but jumped to 21,570 in 2020.”

So that prime of 21,570 for homicide occurred in Trump’s final yr as president, which was additionally the primary yr of the pandemic. Is it honest to saddle Trump with the pandemic numbers? Truthful doesn’t play a big position in politics, however the reality is we don’t understand how these numbers might need modified below a special administration, one which had dealt with the pandemic from the start with competence. Trump merely tried to gaslight out of the pandemic and by the point they found out that it was actual and it was an issue, it was too late.

So whereas it’s not utterly honest to assign the excessive homicide charge to Trump, it’s additionally evident that his dealing with of the pandemic was disastrous for the nation and little doubt that did influence the homicide charges.

Violent crime has largely been happening for many years, for the reason that first time period of President Invoice Clinton’s administration, with a 2020 pandemic or Trump bump.

Traditionally, People belief Republicans extra on crime, which makes this clip much more fascinating and raises the query, if laws handed by solely Democrats helped main cities scale back murder charges, is it correct to proceed the notion that Republicans are “better” on crime than Democrats?

Maybe the true concern is the racial canine whistles being communicated to the Republican base somewhat than the details, which could clarify why this Fox panel instantly pivoted to “cartels” bringing medicine throughout the border after being confronted with details that challenged their biases and beliefs. Sure, the pivoted to the border, which Republicans have refused to fund correctly in an effort to wound President Biden politically.

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