This idea that America is somehow on the verge of collapse, this vision of violence and chaos everywhere. Some of the fears that were expressed throughout the week just don't jibe with the facts. The violent crime rate in America has been lower during my presidency than any time in the last three, four decades.
And although it is true that we've seen, An uptick in murders and violent crime in some cities this year, the fact of the matter is is that the murder rate today, the violence rate today, is far lower than it was when Ronald Reagan was president and lower than when I took office.
We have far fewer undocumented workers crossing the border today than we did in the 80s or the 90s or when George Bush was president, that's a fact.