Friday, May 27, 2016

Trump lies about crime rate in latest right-wing speech

Donald Trump has been claiming of late that he's the working-class candidate - a claim that's laughable on its face.

He undercut his own argument just yesterday in a speech in Bismarck, North Dakota. While touting his economic platform, the disgraced billionaire declared, "You have to be wealthy in order to be great." This is just like when Bush boasted that he appealed to "the haves and the have-mores."

Trump went on to tell a whopper about the crime rate. He said, "Violent crime is rising in our major cities across the country." No it isn't. It's been declining for 7 years - after a years-long increase. Back when the crime rate was increasing, the right-wing party line was the opposite: They claimed over and over again that it was decreasing, and that it was thanks to their policies. It was as if repeating a lie often enough would make it true.

Everything the right wing says or does these days is built on lies.