The Slatest

Donald Trump Says Ferguson Is One of “the Most Dangerous Places in the World,” Is Wrong

A Trump supporter in Hagerstown, Maryland, on April 24.

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WELL, Donald Trump opened his mouth again on the subject of crime and a thing that wasn’t true, but was insulting to nonwhite people, came out:

Hmm. Let’s run the numbers here, using the most recent data I could find.

Graphic by Natalie Matthews. Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters.

Trump came closest to saying something true, sort of, with his Ferguson comment, in that Ferguson, Missouri, is near St. Louis proper, which had a murder rate of just under 60 homicides per 100,000 people last year.

Read the rest of the Times Magazine’s story here and purchase a set of of old rusting farm implements to gouge your eyeballs out with here.