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Trump, Clinton Cancel Friday Rallies in Wake of Shootings of Dallas Officers

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"A statement from Mr. Trump will soon follow."

Dallas police officers stand in a line near the site of shootings in downtown Dallas, early Friday, July 8, 2016. Snipers opened fire on police officers, police said; some of the officers were killed. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have both cancelled planned rallies Friday in the wake of deadly shootings of law enforcement officers in Dallas last night, according to reports.

Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, is postponing his planned events in Florida and will stay in New York instead. Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, had planned to appear with Vice President Joe Biden in Scranton, Pa.

Dallas police officers stand in a line near the site of shootings in downtown Dallas, early Friday, July 8, 2016. Snipers opened fire on police officers, police said; some were killed. (AP/LM Otero)

"Due to the tragic events in Dallas, the July 8 Hillary for America campaign event with Vice President Biden will be postponed," Clinton's campaign said in a statement. "Details on rescheduling the event will be provided as soon as possible."

Trump's campaign announced the cancellation of his Miami, Fla. event this morning.

Trump responded to the shootings in a tweet, then a full statement:

"Last night’s horrific execution-style shootings of 12 Dallas law enforcement officers – five of whom were killed and seven wounded - is an attack on our country," he said in a statement. "It is a coordinated, premeditated assault on the men and women who keep us safe."

Trump added that the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile "reminds us how much more needs to be done."

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