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WashPost disputes Trump claim 20 most dangerous cities run by Dems: It’s 19

Ah yes, where would we be without the Washington Post? As the Post byline states, Democracy Dies in Darkness.

So their White House reporter, Philip Bump, who is supposed to be obejctive, “ran an analysis” that shed a lot of light on a vital issue. One of the 20 cities Trump cited as most dangerous and run by Democrats is IN FACT RUN BY AN INDEPENDENT.

From this major piece of journalism:

Trump has repeatedly lifted up a statistical factoid, as he did during an event at the White House on Wednesday.

“You hear about certain places like Chicago and you hear about what’s going on in Detroit and other — other cities, all Democrat run,” he said. “Every one of them is Democrat run. Twenty out of 20. The 20 worst, the 20 most dangerous are Democrat run” . . . Among the 20 cities with the most violent crime per capita, one isn’t a Democrat: the independent mayor of Springfield, Mo.

Okay, you got that? And now some more “analysis,” which is the term the Post and other use whens straight news reporters want to write editorials.

Cities generally have more crime than suburban and rural areas. That’s been true for decades if not centuries and is true across the planet. The connection has been the focus of repeated research. In other words, if it were the case that cities were also more prone to elect members of one party over another, it might seem as though the most crime-riddled places in America were a function of leadership from that party.

Well, reader, I have a surprise for you.

Just kidding, of course. You are certainly aware that cities tend to be heavily Democratic.

Cities have more crime. And they have more Democrats. But that’s Trump’s point. Maybe they need to vote Republican.

Thanks for your opinion, Phil.

H/T Washington Examiner.

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