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Fact check: Trump’s statement on high national murder rate is false

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On Tuesday, President Trump said that the national murder rate is the highest it’s been in 47 years. In reality, MSNBC’s Ari Melber points out on TODAY, it is at about a 45-year low. Political analyst Nicolle Wallace agrees that the remark reflects Trump’s emphasis on playing to the base of people who voted for him rather than the entire electorate.