Blacks and Latinos are overwhelmingly responsible for crime in major cities, in Donald Trump’s eyes.
On Wednesday, the billionaire cited Fox’s beloved (or not so beloved, depending on who is reading this) Bill O’Reilly, who spoke recently about statistics from the 2012 New York City Enforcement Report.
In the report, it states that of 662 shooting suspects for which a race or ethnicity was known, 78.2 percent were black, while 18.9 percent were Hispanic and 2.4 percent were white, according to the Huffington Post.
“According to Bill O'Reilly, 80% of all the shootings in New York City are blacks-if you add Hispanics, that figure goes to 98%. 1% white,” the tweet read – which was followed by great backlash on social media.
Trump than followed his initial tweet with another: “Sadly, the overwhelming amount of violent crime in our major cities is committed by blacks and hispanics-a tough subject-must be discussed.” How a statistic specifically about NYC turned into something about major cities, we're not sure. But perhaps Trump likens himself to a serious analyst now, so keep reading.