Trump Appears To Cite Chicago Crime Numbers Pushed By Fox’s Bill O’Reilly

President Donald Trump on Tuesday night published a tweet threatening to “send in the feds” if Chicago does not reduce its crime rate, and Trump appeared to use numbers shown on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News show on Tuesday.

O’Reilly on Tuesday night displayed numbers showing that there have been 228 shootings and 42 homicides in Chicago so far this year.

However, the numbers don’t line up with the statistics recorded by the Chicago police. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told NBC News that there have been 38 homicides and 182 shootings in the city so far in 2017.

Trump also published a tweet Tuesday night congratulating Fox News on its ratings for the inauguration and bashing CNN as “fake news.”

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