Kayleigh McEnany mocked for falsely attributing huge 2020 increase in murder to Biden

Kayleigh McEnany mocked for falsely attributing huge 2020 increase in murder to Biden
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Kayleigh McEnany refuses say Trump will accept the results of the 2020 election

Former Trump White House press secretary and Trump campaign spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday tweeted about a New York Times article detailing a huge 30% increase in murder nationwide in 2020, while attributing the spike to Joe Biden.

"The U.S. murder rate under Joe Biden..." tweeted McEnany, now a Fox News contributor. Joe Biden was sworn in as President in January 2021, after 2020, which is the large last bar in the graph. She also retweeted a tweet about the article.

The New York Times reports the rate of murders has slowed in 2021, under Biden's presidency.

She quickly deleted her tweet, but not before some screenshotted and tweeted it out, mocking her in the process, including The Washington Post's Dave Weigel:

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