Biden campaign cites ‘convicted criminal’ Trump in highlighting FBI crime stats

President Biden’s reelection campaign called former President Trump a convicted felon to highlight the FBI figures that show a recent drop in violent crime.

The figures released Monday show violent crime dropped considerably in the first months of 2024 compared to the same time last year, with reporting for the first quarter showing a 15 percent drop in violent crime overall, a 13 percent drop in aggravated assault and a 26 percent drop in murder and rape.

The figures, which marked a victory for the Biden administration as the GOP focuses on crime ahead of November, were highlighted by the campaign along with a dig at Trump.

“Donald Trump is a convicted criminal who enabled the largest spike in violent crime in more than a century,” Biden campaign spokesperson Ammar Moussa said.

“President Biden has worked hard to clean up his mess, and it’s working: Crime has fallen drastically in the first quarter of 2024 across all major indicators. Americans can’t afford another four years of Trump trying to defund law enforcement agencies while he makes good on his promise to pardon violent rioters. This November, Americans will vote on the side of law and order — not for a felon who looks out for his fellow crooks,” Moussa added.

The campaign has repeatedly called Trump a convicted felon since the jury in his hush money trial in New York found him guilty on all counts of falsifying business records to conceal alleged affairs during his 2016 campaign.

The president called Trump a convicted felon at a fundraiser in Connecticut, and his campaign has blasted out emails and fundraising requests with the same label.

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