Trump and US crime rates: a chasm between fact and fear-mongering

As the Brennan Center reports, crime rates in the U.S. remain at an historic low.

Yet Trump continues his fact-free fear-mongering about crime. And apparently the Trump Base still gets excited by the dumb horror movie he’s scripted.

Why? I go back to two explanations: the Dunning-Kruger Effect and the swollen amygdala.

Sounds silly but what other rational explanation can there be? That’s not a rhetorical question. I’m still searching…



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