Washington Post’s failed attempt to discredit President Trump over claims that the most dangerous cities in America are all run by Democrats.
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.” – Abraham Lincoln
A recent article published by the Washington Post on President Trump failed to deliver its ‘Gotcha!’ moment. And rather than exposing the president as a liar, they exposed themselves as fake news and unintentionally proved Trump’s main point.
By now, this is sort of expected from a left wing newspaper whose entire staff appears to suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome. A curious mind has to wonder whether being feverishly anti-Trump is a bona fide qualification to work for that company.
Here’s what happened:
Trump has stated on many occasions that the most dangerous places in America are all run by Democrats.
Washington Post correspondent, Philip Bump, begged to differ.
And so Mr. Bump wrote an article with the title “Trump keeps claiming that the most dangerous cities in America are all run by Democrats. They aren’t.”
Hmm. So is Bump implying that Trump is way off? Are those cities actually run by Republicans?
He quoted Trump as saying, “You hear about certain places like Chicago and you hear about what’s going on in Detroit and other — other cities, all Democrat run… Every one of them is Democrat run. Twenty out of 20. The 20 worst, the 20 most dangerous are Democrat run.”
Now for Bump’s big ‘AHA!’ moment: As it turns out, of those 20 cities, two of the mayors are independent and one is a Republican.
So therefore… Trump is not 100% correct. He is only 85% correct.
But the real facepalm moment came when Bump displayed FBI statistics that revealed the most violent cities in America, which he himself admits show that only “four of the 32 cities listed above have non-Democratic mayors.”
We get it, Mr. Bump. Not ALL – as in each and every single violent city is run by Democrats – we all understood Trump’s point about violent cities being “run by Democrats.”
But hey, on a side note, thanks for validating Trump’s main argument: America’s most violent cities are in fact run by Democrats. Just not all… we get that.
We also get that the Washington Post has fake news journalism and is owned by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos – a Democrat who vigorously opposes Trump.
Below are several screenshots of how Washington Post readers reacted: