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


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.