Daily News' Shaun King Calls Out Donald Trump For “Bogus” And “Racist” Graphic On Crime

Daily News writer Shaun King called a graphic shared by Donald Trump on Twitter that falsely claimed 81 percent of white murder victims are killed by African-Americans “bogus,” “racist,” and “from a source that does not exist.”

On November 22, the Republican presidential candidate and current front-runner shared the following image:

King reacted to Trump's graphic on Twitter, writing, “this bogus/racist graphic from @RealDonaldTrump - the LEADING Republican candidate, is from a source that does not exist”:

According to data from the FBI, in 2014 approximately 82 percent of whites were killed by other whites, in murders where the race of both the victim and offender are known. And the “Crime Statistics Bureau - San Francisco” does not appear to exist.

Trump's sharing of the graphic was also criticized by ThinkProgress and The New Republic, and was sent as controversy swirled over the reported beating of an African-American protester during a November 21 Trump rally in Birmingham, Alabama. Trump appeared on Fox News on November 22 and said of the incident, “this guy started screaming by himself and they -- I don't know, rough up, he should have been -- maybe he should have been roughed up because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing.”