WASHINGTON – Presidential candidate Donald Trump is under fire for retweeting inflammatory and discredited statistics on crime and race.
Trump sent a graphic to his followers that claims that African Americans are responsible for most of the murders of both African Americans and whites in the U.S.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2015
But the Washington Post reports the FBI statistics tell a much different story. The FBI says that 84 percent of white victims are killed by other whites, while 90 percent of African American victims are killed by African Americans.
Only 14 percent of white victims were killed by African Americans.