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DC Mayor Lashes Out at Trump's Statements on Washington

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    DC Mayor Takes on Trump Over Claims About District

    In the second 2016 presidential debate on Sunday night, Donald Trump spoke negatively about Washington, D.C., and "inner cities." On Monday morning, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser responded. News4's Mark Segraves reports. (Published Monday, Oct. 10, 2016)

    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is shaking her head.

    Donald Trump said in the second presidential debate Sunday night that Washington, D.C. is violent and "inner cities" across the country are "a disaster education-wise, jobwise, safety-wise, in every way possible."

    But Bowser said Monday morning that data shows crime has dropped and tourism has increased. Writing on Twitter, she criticized Trump for insulting the city where he opened a luxury hotel last month.

    "Smh at DT who comes to DC for profit on the 1 hand, badmouths it on the other. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but here are the facts," Bowser wrote, using the abbreviation for "shaking my head."

    She cited statistics showing overall crime, violent crime and property crime all dropped between 2014 and 2016 year to date.

    Tourism is up, the mayor said. In 2015, D.C. hosted a record number of American tourists, who spent $7.1 billion.

    She ended the tweet with #WeAreWashingtonDC.

    Stay with News4 for more details on this developing story.