Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced Friday he canceled his trip to Miami to honor those fallen during the horrific attack on civilians and police officers in Dallas Thursday night.
The Trump campaign intended Friday to be a day of victory after Thursday’s meeting with lawmakers. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan issued a press release outlining the increased unity among members of the party. former Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz announced he will speak on the floor of the convention after a meeting with Trump.
Friday, Trump scheduled a lunch meeting with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Rubio withheld his endorsement of Trump after he dropped out of the presidential primary in March. After the meeting, Trump scheduled a rally to meet with Hispanic voters in South Florida.
Trump tweeted his condolences in the hours following the Dallas shooting
The Trump campaign announced it would cancel all campaign events out of respect for the victims Friday morning.
“We must restore law and order. We must restore the confidence of our people to be safe and secure in their homes and on the street,” Trump said in an official statement issued early Friday morning. Trump added the attack on Dallas “is an attack on our country. It is a coordinated, premeditated assault on the men and women who keep us safe.”
“Our nation has become too divided. Too many Americans feel like they’ve lost hope. Crime is harming too many citizens. Racial tensions have gotten worse, not better. This isn’t the American Dream we all want for our children.” Trump ended his statement adding that Americans need strong leadership now, more than ever.
Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton canceled a campaign event scheduled with Vice President Joe Biden.
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