Don Lemon Slams Trump for Refusing to Believe El Paso Crime Stats: ‘What the Hell is Going On?’


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CNN’s Don Lemon said on Monday that President Donald Trump‘s refusal to take the word of the El Paso mayor on his own city’s crime rate “defies logic.” At a rally in El Paso, Trump called the official’s insistence — consistent with reported  stats — that crime did not, in fact, go down when the border fence was built a load of “crap.” “I don’t care whether a mayor is a Republican or a Democrat. They’re full of crap when they say it hasn’t made a big difference,” Trump told the crowd. The local El Paso audience applauded. Trump continued on: “I heard the same thing from the fake news. They said, oh, ‘crime actually stayed the same.’ It didn’t stay the same. It went way down.” Responding to Trump’s words, Lemon stressed facts only seem to matter to Trump if they fit his reality. defies logic. The person who is running the city of El Paso, who is the mayor, who only has the citizens of El Paso’s best interests at heart, who is reading facts and giving him facts, but none of that matters because it doesn’t fit with his reality,” Lemon said. Then, after showing statistics for El Paso demonstrating that “crime actually went up 17% the next year,” Lemon asked political commentator Tara Setmayer “what the hell is going on?” Setmayer suggested Trump has backed himself into a corner with his own BS. “What’s going on is gaslighting,” she added. Watch above, via CNN

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