President Trump has managed to reverse the crime wave, and by doing so has helped save more than 1,000 lives. According to new FBI data, by ending support from the White House for the Black Lives Matter movement, the president is making a difference—crime is slowing.
Donald Trump addressed the Republicans in 2016 as he accepted his party’s presidential nomination. “I have a message for all of you,” he said. “The crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end. Beginning on [my inauguration day], safety will be restored.” His law and order framework is testament to this. “The attacks on our police and the terrorism in our cities threaten our very way of life. Any politician who does not grasp this danger is not fit to lead our country,” he said.
Homicides skyrocketed across the nation in 2016, reaching 15,195—up from 12,278 murders in 2014. The number coincided with Obama and his “fake media” and cronies laying the blame squarely on the police force for the many incidences where young black men were murdered. Between 2014 and 2015 alone, there was a 900-victim increase in murders, reported Breitbart.
President Trump’s watch has seen the number of murders drop in 2018 to 14,123, according to the new FBI data.
Between 2017 and 2018, the murder rate dropped by 6.8 percent. That equates to 1,318 fewer murders of Americans since Obama left office on Jan. 20, 2017. A significant percentage of those are African Americans.
In late 2017, crime expert Heather McDonald placed the blame of the extra deaths on the Democrats’ “Black Lives Matter” campaign, which set out to stigmatize and regulate cops. The campaign began when Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder intervened in the 2014 Ferguson riots, before the 2014 midterm elections. “Contrary to the Black Lives Matter narrative, the police have much more to fear from black males than black males have to fear from the police. In 2015, a police officer was 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male was to be killed by a police officer,” said McDonald, as reported in the City Journal.
“Four studies came out in 2016 alone rebutting the charge that police shootings are racially biased. If there is a bias in police shootings, it works in favor of blacks and against whites. That truth has not stopped the ongoing demonization of the police—including, now, by many of the country’s ignorant professional athletes. The toll will be felt, as always, in the inner city, by the thousands of law-abiding people there who desperately want more police protection,” said McDonald.