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Trump Disses FBI Data As He Tries to Sell People on The Wall


President Trump in El Paso.

By Allan Lengel

President Donald Trump has a history of dismissing intelligence and data from his intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

The latest example came Monday night during a rally in El Paso, Texas.

Trump, in his speech, asked supporters to disregard FBI data showing that a border fence didn’t make El Paso safer, and instead believe his assertion that a fence along the southern border was responsible for a dramatic decrease in violent crime in the city, Vox news writes.  [2]

“I spoke to people who have been here a long time,” Trump said, contrasting anecdotes with actual crime date. “They said when the wall went up — it’s a whole different ballgame. Is that a correct statement? Whole different ballgame.”