WATCH: Trump blames surging violence on Democrat-run cities “They are stupidly run”

Per Fox News, President Trump, in a “Fox News Sunday” interview with Chris Wallace aired Sunday, blamed surging violence across the country on “stupidly run” cities run by Democrats.

During the exclusive interview at the White House on Friday, Wallace asked Trump to explain why murder rates were up in cities like Chicago and New York.

“I explain it very simply by saying they’re Democrat-run cities, they are liberally run. They are stupidly run,” the president said.

The president’s comments came after at least 17 people were shot in New York City on Monday.