Trump Misstated That Murders Are Highest in 45 Years

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At a campaign rally last Sunday in Las Vegas, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said, “Murder is — in 45 years, right now, the rates are the highest they’ve been … and they don’t want to talk about it.” Trump started using this talking point during the second presidential debate against Hillary Clinton, and he cited the homicide data more accurately than he does now. Over the past three weeks, the talking point has evolved into something completely opposite of . . .

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