Donald Trump Finally Responded To Dallas — Barely
On Friday, it was announced that presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump canceled his events because of the Dallas shooting. His campaign released a statement saying he was canceling all events in Miami, Florida, where he was scheduled to speak, "due to the tragic events in Dallas last night." On Thursday night, five Dallas officers were killed and seven others were injured, according to the latest from officials as reported by CNN. Two civilians were also injured, according to the Dallas mayor's office.
Although he didn't explicitly mention Dallas, earlier on Friday, Trump tweeted, "Prayers and condolences to all of the families who are so thoroughly devastated by the horrors we are all watching take place in our country." Trump released a more extensive statement in addition to canceling his events in Miami. He described the shooting in Dallas as "an attack on our country" and "a coordinated, premeditated assault on the men and women who keep us safe." In it, he not only denounced the attack in Dallas but also added that: "The senseless, tragic deaths of two motorists in Louisiana and Minnesota reminds us how much more needs to be done." He also stated, "Our nation has become too divided. Too many Americans feel like they’ve lost hope. Crime is harming too many citizens. Racial tensions have gotten worse, not better. This isn’t the American Dream we all want for our children."
Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton also canceled a scheduled campaign stop with Vice President Joe Biden in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in light of the Dallas shooting.