Clinton: Dallas shootings an 'absolutely horrific event'

Donald Trump has called off his two Friday campaign events in Miami in the wake of deadly sniper killings of Dallas police officers, his campaign said.

"It is a coordinated, premeditated, assault on the men and women who keep us safe", he said of the Dallas shooting. It was the deadliest day for US law enforcement since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

And she asked white Americans to try to understand the experience of black Americans and "to imagine what it would feel like if people followed us around stores, or locked their vehicle doors when we walked past".

"All of us need to acknowledge that this is about more than just one or two recent incidents", Sen. "And everyone in the Trump campaign is praying for our fearless police officers and first responders who risk their lives to protect us".

Clinton said that there is "too much hate" and "senseless killing" in America and reiterated her pledge to develop "national guidelines" for the use of force by police officers and to commit $1 billion in training programs.

During real-estate magnate Donald Trump's march through the Republican presidential primaries last spring, his critics accused him of using racist "dog whistles" in his comments, decried what they believed was a regular incitement of violence at his rallies and anxious that his joy at hurling insults had further coarsened political discourse. "Racial tensions have gotten worse, not better", Trump continued.

In an interview on MSNBC, Clinton said Americans "have to be honest, all of us, in facing implicit bias that all of us, unfortunately, may still have". "We will pull through these tragedies", he said. The Democratic presidential candidate is still expected to address the shootings later Friday at an appearance with the African Methodist Episcopal Convention in Philadelphia.

The presumptive Democratic nominee wrote on Twitter that she mourned for the officers "shot while doing their sacred duty to protect peaceful protesters".

Her supporters said they hoped Clinton would use the appearances on Friday to draw a sharp contrast with Trump.

Clinton and Biden are taking stage in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the vice president's boyhood hometown following the death of five police officers in Dallas on Thursday night after gunfire broke out while hundreds of people were protesting fatal police shootings this week in Louisiana and Minnesota. "The police were moving toward danger" in order to protect the same people who were protesting, she said.

The general election is getting underway amidst racially charged violence that technology has enabled to be documented and shared at unprecedented levels of virality, giving Trump and Clinton, tragically, a lot of opportunities to practice how they would handle a national crisis as president of the United States.

"We have tried to stay away from name calling, but I will certainly take a hard look about what more we can do", she said.

Hillary Clinton was scheduled to campaign with Vice President Biden and then hold a finance event in the Scranton, Pa., area Friday. "I don't think we know the answer to that, Wolf", she said. "If you are (black and) arrested in a drug-related crime, there is four times more likelihood of going to prison than if you are white".

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