Is Trump Right That Mexico Is “Second-Deadliest Country”—And Does It Really Matter?

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VDARE — Claiming that President Donald Trump is wrong about something or other has become a major specialty of the Main Stream Media. Invariably it comes down to trivial logic-chopping. Case in point: the recent flood of negative comments after his comment on Mexican violence—all of it missing the point that Mexico is, in fact, dangerous.

Recently, Trump tweeted, “Mexico was just ranked the second deadliest country in the world, after only Syria. Drug trade is largely the cause. We will BUILD THE WALL!”

The next day, the Washington Post announced Donald Trump is wrong. Mexico isn’t the second-deadliest country in the world [by Joshua Partlow, June 23, 2017].

Was Trump right or wrong? And does it really matter?

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