Trump attacks Atlanta, claims his interview was bigger than the Superbowl

Trump attacks Atlanta, claims his interview was bigger than the Superbowl
Before being arrested on 13 counts relating to his attempts to rig the 2020 election, Donald Trump launched a series of irate tirades in which he attacked Atlanta and the Fulton County district attorney, Fani Willis, while exaggerating the success of his interview with Tucker Carlson.

Trump's claims are all mostly untrue.

"Why is Atlanta experiencing so much MURDER? Why is violent crime so prevalent? The former president, who has been criminally charged four times and is currently out on bond, declared that people were terrified to go outside and buy a loaf of bread. His comments on Thursday further what some have perceived as an effort to incite racist assaults against those who are bringing charges against him.

"One major reason is that Atlanta's former beautiful culture and way of life are being destroyed by the real criminals, even the REALLY Violent ones, who don't have the time, money, or interest to be pursued, like the failed district attorney Fani Willis, who is campaigning and raising money for 'get Trump' (like the others!). This is yet another SAD DAY IN AMERICA!" Trump stated on Truth Social, his social media channel.

Within the previous several minutes, Trump had asserted that the video of his interview with Tucker Carlson, a former Fox News personality who supports white nationalism and autocratic strongmen all over the world, had achieved "231,000,000 Views, and still counting."

The analytics for the video that was uploaded on social media network X, formerly known as Twitter, are incredibly incorrect, according to experts. A "view" could be someone who is simply scrolling past the post without really watching any of the video.

It's "The Biggest Video on Social Media, EVER, more than double the Super Bowl!" Trump asserted.

"Baby Shark Dance," which has had over 13 billion views, is the most-watched video on social media, according to Statista.

But excuse me," Trump said mockingly, "I've got to get ready to go down to Atlanta, Georgia, where murder and other violent crimes have reached levels never seen before, to get ARRESTED by a Radical Left, Lowlife District Attorney, Fani Willis, for A PERFECT PHONE CALL, and having the audacity to challenge a RIGGED & STOLEN ELECTION. THE EVIDENCE IS IMPLICIT! Time of arrest: 7:30 p.m.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which last week refuted another of Trump's untrue assertions, murder and violent crime are down in Atlanta.

According to data from the Atlanta Police Department, violent crime is actually down more than 20% from this time last year, The Journal-Constitution reported. Records indicate that the only instances of growth were in motor vehicle theft and theft from vehicles. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's analysis of the data reveals that the statements made about Atlanta's crime by Trump and his proxies are, at best, deceptive.

While this is going on, the Associated Press this week reported that "Donald Trump's aggressive response to his fourth criminal indictment in five months follows a strategy he has long used against legal and political opponents: relentless attacks, often infused with language that is either overtly racist or is coded in ways that appeal to racists."

Trump "has compared Black district attorneys to 'rabid' and 'animal' terminology. He has labeled Black attorneys as "racist." He has asserted untrue things concerning their private lives. Additionally, while some of his supporters are posting racist rants about the same targets on his social media network Truth Social, Trump has used words that rhyme with racial epithets.

The rhetoric serves as a reminder of Trump's propensity to signal to supporters through coded racial messaging, a strategy he has used over a period of several decades as he transitioned from a New York City real estate tycoon to a reality television star and, ultimately, to the presidency. Even while he doesn't use them outright, his phrasing is reminiscent of how Black people have historically been portrayed in America as being less than completely human.
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