In a surprise move, Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom said he would join Donald Trump’s Truth Social in an effort to “expose Republican lies”.
“Just joined Trump’s Truth Social,” Newsom said in a tweet from his official account. “I’m going to be out there exposing Republican lies. It could get interesting.”
I just joined Trump’s Truth Social.
I’m going to be there to expose Republican lies. It could get interesting.
My first post – breaking down the problem of red state murder in America. https://t.co/5IxSCf4XJY pic.twitter.com/RnEaKNwpaF
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 16, 2022
The governor’s first post on Truth Social was a short video, addressing what Newsom called the “red state murder issue.”
“Hey everyone, this is Governor Gavin Newsom, and I know we’re all on this platform looking for the ‘truth’, but the truth is I haven’t been able to find a simple explanation for the fact that we have a red state murder problem.Eight of the top ten states [with] the highest murder rates are in red states. So the question is simple, what are the laws and policies of these states that lead to such carnage? »
Newsom is correct that some of the most murder-prone states are globally Republican. What the governor of crime-ridden California fails to mention is that the violence in these states is driven by their bluest areas – the cities.
Louisiana, the state with the highest murder rate in the nation, contains the majority Democratic cities of Baton Rouge and New Orleans, which were the sixth and seventh most murder-prone cities in the nation in 2019, according to FBI statistics.
Missouri, the state with the second-highest murder rate, contains the Democratic-majority city of St. Louis, which in 2019 had the highest murder rate in the United States.
Other blue cities in red states also feature in the top 10 deadliest cities in recent years: Memphis, Tennessee, Birmingham, Alabama and Little Rock, Arkansas. The inhabitants of all these cities vote overwhelmingly for the Democrats.
Allum Bokhari is Breitbart News’ Senior Technology Correspondent. He is the author of #DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal The Election. Follow him on Twitter @LibertarianBlue.
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