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Ivanka Trump’s tweets about Chicago violence include errors

August 6, 2019
Ivanka Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion at Operation New Hope, Friday, July 26, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. Vice President Mike Pence and Trump were joined by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on their trip to Jacksonville, where they met with staff and former graduates of Operation New Hope's Ready 4 Work program, which helps get individuals with a history in the criminal justice system training to enter the work force. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
Ivanka Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion at Operation New Hope, Friday, July 26, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. Vice President Mike Pence and Trump were joined by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on their trip to Jacksonville, where they met with staff and former graduates of Operation New Hope's Ready 4 Work program, which helps get individuals with a history in the criminal justice system training to enter the work force. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

CHICAGO (AP) — Ivanka Trump is weighing in on last weekend’s violence in Chicago with two tweets that include some factual mistakes.

In one of two Tuesday tweets, President Donald Trump’s daughter writes that as the country grieves about the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, “let us not overlook that Chicago experienced its deadliest weekend of the year.”

Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the last weekend was the deadliest of 2019. But he says Ivanka Trump’s assertion that there were seven killed and 52 wounded overstates the number of total shooting victims by four. Further, while Trump writes that the victims were shot “near a playground,” there was one shooting near a playground in which seven people were injured.

The president has singled out Chicago’s gun violence in the past.

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