Obama rejects Trump depiction of US in crisis

Other News Materials 22 July 2016 20:57 (UTC +04:00)

President Barack Obama fiercely rejected Donald Trump's depiction of an America in crisis, arguing that violent crime and illegal immigration have plunged under his leadership to their lowest rates in decades, AP reported.

Looking toward November's election, Obama said: "We're not going to make good decisions based on fears that don't have a basis in fact."

At a news conference Friday alongside Mexico's president, Obama sought to undermine two pillars of Trump's Thursday night acceptance speech of the Republican presidential nomination.