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In a video posted to his Facebook page Friday night, the presidential candidate voiced solidarity with the slain offers as well as Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two black men killed by police this week.
“They’re not just police officers, they’re mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, son and daughters,” he said. “A brutal attack at our police force is an attack on our country and an attack on our families. We must stand in solidarity with law enforcement, which we must remember is the force between civilization and total chaos.”
Trump expressed that “every American has the right to live in safety and peace,” before addressing the untimely deaths of Sterling and Castile.
“Racial divisions have gotten worse, not better. Too many headlines flash across our screens every day about the rising crime and rising death tolls in our cities,” he continued. “Now is the time for prayers, love, unity and leadership. Our children deserves a better future than what we’re making them live through today. But to get them there, we must work together and stand together.”
The Republican frontrunner ended his video message with a promise to combat poverty by producing more jobs and “make America safe again.”
Watch the video below.
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