People have criticized Donald Trump for bringing white supremacists out of their shells and according to a new study that might just be true.
According to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League, murders by white supremacists doubled in 2017.
The Huffington Post also reported on Wednesday that the ADL’s Center on Extremism found that 34 people were murdered last year by extremist groups. Out of those 34 people, 20 of them “were killed by right-wing extremists, a designation that includes white supremacists, members of the so-called ‘alt-right’ and ‘alt-lite,’ and members of the anti-government militia movement.”
59 percent of all the murders done by extremist groups were done by right-wing extremists.
According to the report, of those 34 people, 18 were killed by white supremacists, which marks a 157 percent rise from the seven people killed by white supremacists in 2016.
Trump’s Department of Justice released a report on the same day the ADL did. Except their report stated that most murders in the U.S. were committed by “foreign-born” Muslim terrorists.
That report was filled with skewed information.