FACT CHECK: Trump wrong that 2 killed in Chicago during Obama’s farewell speech

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U.S. President Barack Obama his wife Michelle and their daughter Melia acknowledge the crowd after President Obama delivered a farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. January 10, 2017. REUTERS/John Gress - RTX2YEQ0

U.S. President Barack Obama his wife Michelle and their daughter Melia acknowledge the crowd after President Obama delivered a farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago on January 10, 2017. REUTERS/John Gress

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump incorrectly claimed in a television interview that two people were shot and killed in Chicago during then-President Barack Obama’s farewell speech.

Trump referenced Obama’s speech in an interview Wednesday with ABC News and said, “Two people were shot and killed during his speech.”

According to a transcript, he added “They weren’t shot at the speech. But they were shot in the city of Chicago during his speech.”

Chicago police records show no one was fatally shot in the city on Jan. 10, the day of Obama’s speech. There were five shootings, but none occurred while Obama was speaking.

Trump has criticized Chicago for its soaring violence, saying on Twitter this week that he would “send in the feds” if the city can’t “fix the horrible ‘carnage.'”

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