Trump Says He Is The “Law and Order” President. Really? Here Are The Facts.

I did a little research.

—There have been 3500 people killed by police since Trump became President. (Source: NYTimes)

—In Trump’s First Year as President, there were Twice as Many Mass Shootings than in Obama’s first year. (Source: Global Research)

—In the first 23 days of 2018, the United States saw 11 mass shootings at or near schools. (Source: Global News)

—The deadliest mass shooting in American history happened on Trump’s watch on October 1, 2017. 59 people were killed and more than 527 injured. (Source: USA Today)

—In 2019 there were more mass shootings than days in the year. (Source: CBS News)

—2019 had the highest number of mass shootings in any year since research groups started keeping track. (CBS News)

—By the end of 2019, there were 417 mass shootings in the U.S., (Source: Gun Violence Archive)

—A shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, on November 14, 2019, left two teenage students dead and three wounded. (Source: FOX News)

—A drive-by shooting spree in Odessa and Midland, Texas, on August 31, 2019, with seven people killed and 24 wounded. (Source: Gun Violence Archive)

—A shooting in a historic district of Dayton, Ohio, on August 4, 2019, with nine people killed and 27 injured. (Source: CBS News)

—Shooting at Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on August 3, 2019, with 22 people killed and 24 wounded. It was the deadliest shooting of the year, and the seventh-deadliest in modern U.S. history. (Source: ABC News)

—There was a total of 15,381 gun deaths and 29,568 injuries in 2019 alone. (Source: Gun Violence Archive)

—2019 had the highest number of mass shootings in any year since 2014 when the Gun Violence Archive started its count.

—There were 346 mass shootings in 2017. (Source: GVA)

—There were 337 mass shootings in 2018. (Source: GVA)

—So far, in 2020, there have been 16,983 gun violence deaths. (Source: GVA)

—So far, in 2020, there have been 158 mass shootings. (Source: GVA)

—Gun violence deaths have risen dramatically during Trump’s presidency. In 2014: there were 12,418, but in 2017 there were 15, 679. (Source: GVA)

—62,639 people have been killed by guns since Trump became President. This is unprecedented. (Source: GVA)

—There have been 263 school shootings in the U.S. since Trump came into office. This does not count in 2020. (Source: Newsweek)

—An average of 21 students have been shot every day since Trump became President. (Source: Newsweek)
—In 2019 there were 204 children under the age of 11 and 746 between ages 12 and 17 killed by firearms in the U.S. (Source: GVA)

—In 2017, the year that Donald Trump was inaugurated, there was a 17% increase in hate crimes within the United States from the previous year. (Source: Columbus Free Press)

—There was a 226% increase in reported hate crimes in counties where Trump held campaign rallies. (Source: Political Science Study)

—There have been 54 criminal cases invoking Trump’s name in connection with violence, threats, alleged assaults. There were zero criminal cases using the name Obama or Bush. (Source: ABC News and Criminal Records)

—In at least 12 cases perpetrators hailed Trump when physically assaulting innocent victims. In another 18 cases, perpetrators cheered or defended Trump while taunting or threatening others. And in another 10 cases, Trump and his rhetoric were cited in court to explain a defendant’s violent or threatening behavior. (Source: police reports and court records)

—The perpetrators and suspects identified in the 54 cases are mostly white men – as young as teenagers and as old as 75 – while the victims largely represent an array of minority groups – African-Americans, Latinos, Muslims, and gay men. (ABC News)

—In October 2018 Cesar Sayoc mailed 15 potential bombs to prominent critics of Trump and members of the media. Sayoc had been living in a van plastered with pro-Trump stickers, and pleaded guilty to 65 counts, including use of a weapon of mass destruction. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison. “We believe the president’s rhetoric contributed to Mr. Sayoc’s behavior,” Sayoc’s attorney told the judge at sentencing. (ABC News)

—There were 7,175 incidents of hate crimes in 2017. The number of offenses presents a 17% increase from 2016. (Source: FBI)

—In 2019 hate-crime violence hit a 16-Year high. (Source: FBI)

—In 2019 aggravated assaults were up 4%; simple assaults, up 15%; and intimidation, up 13%. (Source: National Hate Crime Data Collection)

—In 2019, there was a change from young people committing vandalism and other property crimes toward more deliberate attacks on people. (Source: FBI)

—In 2018 there were 485 hate crimes against Latinos, up from 430 in 2017. (Source: FBI)

—In 2019 hate-crime reports so far in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago — plus the nation’s capital — appear to be headed for decade highs. (Source: Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism)

I found these facts in less than an hour of research. I can’t imagine what else I would find.

FACT: Trump is NOT a “law and order” President. On his watch murder and hate crimes have risen dramatically.

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