This is an “Outside Fact Check” on the president’s June 18, 2018 claim that Germany’s crime rate is “way up” due to immigration. In fact (something that never gets in the way of a presidential tweet), Germany’s crime rate has fallen by almost 10%. It’s fallen by more than 20% when only non-German suspects are considered.
True Facts: The term, true facts, was once a punchline. What other kind of facts are there? The Trump administration has ushered in an era of “alternative facts” and truth relativity that emboldens them to offer up lies as truth until proven otherwise. Click here for the proof:
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