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.
"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."
I mourn for the officers shot while doing their sacred duty to protect peaceful protesters, for their families & all who serve with them. -H— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 8, 2016
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:
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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)July 8, 2016
"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."
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