Donald Trump has been known to make off-the-cuff remarks and occasionally exaggerate the truth, and he didn’t exactly practice restraint during his first official speech as the Republican presidential nominee. “More than 4,000 have been killed in the Chicago area since [President Obama] took office,” Trump alleged during his speech, apparently inflating the number written in his draft by 400.
In the President’s hometown of Chicago, more than 2,000 have been the victims of shootings this year alone. And more than 3,600 have been killed in the Chicago area since he took office. [Politico]
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