Democrats have been trying to shoe-horn Chelsea Clinton into the role of political entity.
Her virtue-signaling on a number of liberal topics have gained her praise from the mainstream media.
But Chelsea Clinton instantly regretted sending out this Tweet about transgender people.
Leftist have used a strategy of identity politics to divide and conquer for the purposes of political power for decades.
But as legitimate civil rights claims have been recognized, the Left is now trying to make transgenderism a flashpoint for their crusade.
Chelsea Clinton recently repeated a claim that violence against transgender people is an epidemic:
Since 2013, more than 150 trans people have been murdered in the U.S., the majority Black transgender women. On #TDoR2019, we remember and honor the lives lost, hold their loved ones in our hearts and must commit to doing all we can to end this epidemic of violence and hate. https://t.co/c1pYPPmpxD
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) November 20, 2019
But similar to the so-called “gender pay gap,” the numbers simply don’t hold up under scrutiny.
Independent journalist Andy Ngo quickly shut down Clinton with a Tweet exposing her misleading comment:
“The U.S. is one of the safest countries for trans people. The murder rate of trans victims is actually lower than that for cis population. Also, who is behind the murders? Mostly black men.”
Shockingly, Ngo was suspended from Twitter for responding to Chelsea Clinton with facts.
It’s a sad state of affairs when the truth, even when presented in a calm, rational way, can get you silenced.
According to studies, there are roughly 1.5 million transgender people in the country, which means the six-year murder rate for transgender people is roughly 1 in 60,000. The overall murder rate for the U.S. is more than double that.
But even that figure is skewed.
Daily Wire reports:
In fact, the “trans murder epidemic” is even more baseless that it already seems. Chad Felix Greene over at The Federalist has looked into nearly ever trans murder reported over the last few years. He demonstrated convincingly that only four of the 118 cases he investigated could be called anti-trans hate crimes. His search goes back to 2015, which means the real “epidemic” consists of one anti-trans murder per year.
Murdering someone for being transgender – or for any other reason – is truly an act of evil.
But it does damage to the transgender community and the country as a whole to distort the facts for political purposes.
Was Chelsea Clinton purposefully misleading in her tweet?
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