President Donald Trump bragged about the low crime statistics so far this year, only for Twitter users to burst his bubble.
Trump has been on a Twitter spree all weekend, and it did not end on Monday as he proceeded once again to attack his critics and hold up the stock market as some kind of indicator that things are getting better on his watch. Of course, the economy is still in shambles with nearly 40 million unemployed despite the efforts of Trump’s loyalists to manipulate the latest jobs report.
But now Trump is apparently trying to take credit for the lower crime statistics in 2020 and use them to attack Democrats who want police reform.
This year has seen the lowest crime numbers in our Country’s recorded history, and now the Radical Left Democrats want to Defund and Abandon our Police. Sorry, I want LAW & ORDER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2020
The problem is that Trump had nothing to do with the lower crime rates because the nationwide lockdown initiated in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic is the real reason why crime is down. Twitter users smacked Trump with this reality.
Dude, you literally tear gassed innocent Americans for a stupid photo op with the Bible.
— Black Lives Matter (@HKrassenstein) June 8, 2020
Not much crime during quarantine. Shocking.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) June 8, 2020
People were either too busy locked inside their homes or flat out dying because of a pandemic you FAILED to protect us from to commit crimes, you insane & utterly incompetent, moron.
You want, “LAW & ORDER”, #BunkerBoy?
You shouldn’t be in charge of flushing a toilet, you idiot. pic.twitter.com/ySboZoTaGT
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) June 8, 2020
Duh, crime was down cuz everyone was home knucklehead. Remember Covid19?
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) June 8, 2020
Well done for cutting burglaries by using covid19 to keep everyone indoors. Smart move.
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) June 8, 2020
People have been locked down in their homes for 2+ months of this year but okay.
— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) June 8, 2020
The entire nation was under lockdown for almost three months because of your failure to prepare for a pandemic. That is why crime is down.
— (((Howard Forman))) (@thehowie) June 8, 2020
It takes some chuzpah to brag about low crime after you’ve mishandled a pandemic so badly that people have been locked inside their homes for months https://t.co/Bk5LhvhhXs
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 8, 2020
If Trump wants something to really brag about then he should bring an end to police brutality. Because that’s one crime that happens all too often with little or no consequences.
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