CHICAGO — Donald Trump claimed Chicago has had more than 5,000 murders since President Barack Obama took office — but that doesn't appear to be true.
Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, made the claim at a Tuesday rally in Indiana, according to ABC7.
"Since President Obama became president, almost 5,000 killings in Chicago," Trump said at the rally.
But there have been fewer than 4,000 murders in Chicago since Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009.
Also on Tuesday, Trump tweeted that "crime is out of control" and pointed to Chicago as an example of that.
Crime is out of control, and rapidly getting worse. Look what is going on in Chicago and our inner cities. Not good!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2016
Trump has had a contentious relationship with the city: He's repeatedly criticized the city and its gun control laws, but activists have said he doesn't care about Chicago and a rally for him was canceled in mid-March as protesters spoke out against him.
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