As we told you earlier, ThinkProgress’ writer covering the White House said Trump’s comment at last night’s rally that Baltimore has a higher homicide rate than Afghanistan is something the president “believes,” implying it’s not actually true:
Trump believes the homicide rate in Baltimore is higher than in all of Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/4Jyos4kfdv
— Zack Ford (@ZackFord) August 1, 2019
The ratioing was intense, thanks to the many who pointed out that, yes, Trump’s claim is true. However, instead of just acknowledging it and taking the L, Ford instead seemed to question the patriotism of those who helped with the fact checks:
Chalking up the accurate fact checks instead to being from “bots” who are “s****ing on the United States” is certainly one way to respond.
No were highlighting how bad of a place it is.
— ken (@steelerfanaticx) August 2, 2019
Yes. the entire US, not just a particular city under Dem leadership. You nailed that.
— Josh (@Celebrity4Pres) August 2, 2019
Accept your well earned ratio. You said nothing about quality of life, just simple statistics. You're the one who ended up with egg on your face, no one else. https://t.co/o3WUTbGkgX pic.twitter.com/Wz8fvoJqJY
— Gracie, Chief Fun Officer ? (@nomorenightowl) August 2, 2019
Imagine being a journalist and finding out Trump has a better grasp of the facts than you do. https://t.co/JcSKTetO1Z
— Arthur Boreman Once Held His Breath for 30 Seconds (@ArthurBoreman) August 2, 2019
It’s gotta sting.