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Donald Trump Claims The U.S. Murder Rate Is 'The Highest It's Been In 47 Years' — Um, NO. It Isn't.

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Donald Trump is continuing his campaign of fearmongering by making up fake murders.

Just days after Kellyanne Conway made up a terrorist massacre, the POTUS is spouting off his own alternative facts about the country's murder rate.

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In a listening session with county sheriffs from around the U.S. on Tuesday, Drumpf dropped this nugget:

"And yet the murder rate in our country is the highest it's been in 47 years, right? Did you know that? Forty-seven years. I used to use that. I'd say that in a speech, and everybody was surprised. Because the press doesn't tell it like it is."

Yeah, they were probably surprised because it's not true.

According to the FBI's most recent data, the murder rate in 2015 was

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