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Donald Trump cancels Miami appearances after Dallas shootings

Donald Trump has canceled his two scheduled appearances in Miami Friday, after deadly shootings in Dallas Thursday night left five policeman dead and six others wounded.

In a statement issued around 9 a.m., Trump called the incident “a coordinated, premeditated assault on the men and women who keep us safe.”

He also made mention of the two incidents of black men being killed by police earlier this week that has stoked racial tensions, saying, “The senseless, tragic deaths of two motorists in Louisiana and Minnesota reminds us how much more needs to be done.”

The GOP presumptive presidential nominee was scheduled to have a lunch at the Versailles restaurant with Hispanic leaders from the community. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday he would also participate, in what would have been the first event held with Trump since Rubio lost decisively to him in Florida’s presidential primary in March.

Trump was then scheduled to give a speech  at the DoubleTree Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center entitled Succeeding Together.”

The Associated Press reported Trump intended to speak about President Obama’s historic decision to normalize relations with Cuba, emphasizing the country’s poor record on human rights.

Hillary Clinton has also canceled her scheduled appearance with Vice President Joe Biden in Scranton, Pennsylvania, also because of the events out of Dallas.

 

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Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served five years as political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. Mitch also was assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley and is a San Francisco native who has lived in Tampa since 2000. Mitch can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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