So, Donald Trump gave a speech in Portland, Maine:
In his remarks on terrorism, Trump paid particular attention to Maine’s Somali refugees.
“We’ve just seen many, many crimes getting worse all the time, and as Maine knows — a major destination for Somali refugees — right, am I right? Well, they’re all talking about it. Maine. Somali refugees. We admit hundreds of thousands — you admit, into Maine, and to other places in the United States — hundreds of thousands of refugees,” Trump said.
Let’s see how things really are:
In Lewiston, where an estimated 7,000 Somalis live, police said Friday that crime is going down, not up.
“The Somalis have not caused any increase in crime. They’re integrated here in our city,” the acting police chief, Brian O’Malley, said Friday. “The Somalis come here because they want somewhere safe and good schools to raise their kids, and that’s what Lewiston has.”
Crime in the city fell 17 percent in 2015 compared with the year before, continuing a steady, downward trend, O’Malley said.
So an ignorant lie, typical of Trump. You might notice another lie in that short bit by Trump: crime in general is going down. He also through this in:
“If we keep going the way it is, our whole country is becoming different,” he said. “They’re shooting our police at record levels.”
The article doesn’t even bother to note that police are not being shot at record levels. Trump lies so often, it’s impossible to correct all his lies.