Donald Trump’s tour de controversy continued on Sunday as the GOP frontrunner retweeted racially-driven crime data which had an image of a black man pointing a gun next to it.
The tweet, which Trump endorsed, listed the statistics for crime in America by race, including blacks killed by police (1 percent); blacks killed by whites (2 percent); whites killed by police (3 percent); whites killed by whites (16 percent); whites killed by blacks (81 percent); and blacks killed by blacks (97 percent).
Only problem: Trump cited statistics from the Crime Statistics Bureau — San Francisco, which isn’t a government agency and is off in its numbers, CNN reports.
According to the FBI, there were 2,451 homicides of black people last year; 90 percent had black perpetrators and 8 percent were white.
Next to the statistics, the tweet featured a black man with a bandanna covering his face and a gun pointed outward.
The controversial tweet comes a few days after a black protester was pummeled at a Trump rally by several white supporters.
In response to that, Trump told Fox News, “Maybe he should have been roughed up because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing.”
Trump’s retweet below.
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2015