More recently, take an interview Newt Gingrich gave at the Republican National Convention this summer. The reporter asked Gingrich if he thought Trump’s speech was too dark, especially since “violent crime is down” across the country. Gingrich did not think much of the empirical fact she presented. He responded, “The average American, I will bet you this morning, does not think crime is down, does not think they are safer.” The reporter rebutted, “But those are facts. These are the national FBI statistics!” Gingrich countered her: “But what I said is also a fact.”
My Summer with the Donald: An Investigation of Trump’s Strategy
Sofia Lapides-Wilson
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