I was going to let it slide until his hometown newspaper defended him, and Atlanta's high crime rate -- all because the newspaper suffers Trump-phobia.
President Trump tweeted today: "Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of the U.S. I can use all the help I can get!"
That is perfectly acceptable to the newspaper, which in response defended Atlanta's high crime rate.
From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
An Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis of that data found Atlanta’s violent crime rate -- one crime per 1,120 residents -- landed Atlanta at No. 14 nationally among cities with populations of more than 200,000. However, the analysis also found that not all major American cities had data in the report -- for instance, Charlotte, N.C., often cited as one of Atlanta’s closest rivals, was not included, nor were New York City or Cleveland, Ohio.One crime per 1,120 residents? Who calculates crime rates that way? Crime rates are calculated per 100,000 people.
The latest numbers I have are from the FBI in 2014.
Atlanta's violent crime rate is 1,227.4 violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants per year.
The national average was 365.5 violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants per year.
Atlanta's crime rate is triple the national average.
Yep, it is crime infested. And so are many other inner cities.
The newspaper is liberal infested.
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