The Washington Post ran a story refuting President Trump’s claim that most violence occurs in cities run by Democrats.
The problem is the data they used proved President Trump correct.
According to Fox News:
Washington Post correspondent Philip Bump wrote an analysis piece headlined, “Trump keeps claiming that the most dangerous cities in America are all run by Democrats. They aren’t.”
Bump then set out to prove the president wrong, admitting that he isn’t sure what statistic is used for the claim, so he examined “two related sets of data compiled by the FBI: most violent crime and most violent crime per capita.”
When the Post examined the per capita data, none of the 20 most violent cities was run by Republicans.
The per capita data essentially backed up Trump’s claim, while the first set of data also largely proved the president’s point, with the exception of Jacksonville. But the Post felt its data was enough to fact-check Trump anyway.
Wait is that data in the article? Do they not realize it undermines their “fact check” completely.
— Codename Dutchess (@Jimmy_Stick) June 27, 2020
This has to be the worst fact check ever https://t.co/nXj20gXl88
— CJ Good (@Aidansheart) June 28, 2020
— The Real Joshua (@JoshuaSon) June 28, 2020
I had to check this. Its a real article. https://t.co/LqpfudWV1T
— Open 2 Discussion (@to_discussion) June 29, 2020
LOLOL!!! Solid self own. https://t.co/RcQRmXTRFI
— Steve (@sjbftmlsc) June 28, 2020
In a moment of lunacy the Washington Post prints a gotcha piece designed to undermine the Presidents claims that cities with high crime stats are all run by liberal democrats. Oh wait there is one Republican in the group so you can’t say ALL!
LOL seriously that’s your defense? https://t.co/nhKEE0PgI8
— PQ (@Jamwao) June 28, 2020
Don’t take the media literally or seriously https://t.co/328PNUSTrs
— Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) June 27, 2020
C’mon, there has to be a reasonable explanation for this https://t.co/FJ6z7UT1nF
— John Noonan (@noonanjo) June 27, 2020
They literally just confirmed he was right? https://t.co/Ay3Q3JsFCi
— Clay Pyle (@jaddy2k) June 27, 2020
— Jordan Doufexis (@JordanDoufexis) June 27, 2020
That’s some great work there @pbump. You got him.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) June 27, 2020
My lord how awful is this. WAPO looks pathetic here. https://t.co/bBOQjmaq9q
— Matt Murphy (@mattmurphyshow) June 27, 2020
It seems like the mainstream media like to make things easy for President Trump. Bump did give himself an out though writing that Trump would call the article “Fake News” because Bump was pointing out that Trump was only “slightly” wrong.