2020 Candidate Michael Bloomberg: '21 Students Are Shot Every Day’ Under Trump
Democrat media mogul takes shot at president with skewed data
Democrat presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg took a swipe at the president claiming “21 students are shot every day” under President Donald Trump.
But Bloomberg's assertions are taken out of context since he claimed 14 students killed in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, were only part of the picture that day.
If Bloomberg’s claim is to be believed, then seven others were allegedly shot somewhere else.
And the following day, 21 more were shot, and then 21 were shot the day after that again, and so on.
Unsurprisingly, Bloomberg offers no proof for his claim.
Instead, he released a video this week claiming there have been 263 school shootings since President Trump took office.
But Bloomberg’s video gives no substantiation for the 263 school shootings claim.
Additionally, the phrase “school shootings” is very subjective, as Bloomberg’s gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety has shown, it leads to massive amounts of exaggeration.
In December 2014, Everytown published a report claiming “100 school shootings” has had happened since the heinous December 14, 2012, attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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But the “shootings” listed by Everytown also contained non-school shooting, shootings that did not occur, and accidental discharges of firearms that were legally possessed on campus.
Everytown even listed an Idaho State University instructor who accidentally shot himself in the foot as an example of a “school shooting.”
Earlier this month, Bloomberg said during an interview with the International Monetary Fund that a portion of the American population would benefit from paying more taxes - those who are living below the poverty line.
“So, I listen to people saying, ‘Oh, we don’t want to tax the poor.’ Well, we want the poor to live longer so that they can get an education and enjoy life," he said.
“And that’s why you do want to do exactly what a lot of people say you don’t want to do.”