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Oklahoma Gov.: Trump Is Campaigning As A ‘Racial Healer’ [VIDEO]

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Steve Guest Media Reporter

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said on Sunday that Donald Trump is “trying to campaign as a racial healer.”

Fallin responded to Trump’s social media post where he said, “The deaths of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota, also make clear how much more work we have to do to make every American feel that their safety is protected… racial divisions have gotten worse, not better.”

CNN’s “State of the Union” host Jake Tapper then asked Fallin, “Now obviously you are supporting Donald Trump, I think there are probably some skeptical Americans hearing that message from Mr. Trump about healing the racial divides. Specifically, I have heard from Latino Americans, Muslim Americans, Native Americans, Jewish Americans, African-Americans, all expressing concerns about some of the things Donald Trump has said. Talk to them, how do you think will be able to be a racial healer?”

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“Well, I think the whole nation needs to work together and certainly as anyone that’s our nominee, whether it’s Donald Trump, whether it’s Secretary Clinton, we all need to work towards unity as a nation, and understand that people are scared, they want safe homes, they want safe streets, they want safe communities, they don’t want to be profiled, they don’t want to be discriminated against, everyone wants to be treated equal, with equal justice for all.”

Later Fallin said, “I think [Trump is] trying to campaign as a racial healer. I think that has been part of his message. If you watch what he said this week, he talked about how devastating it was for Dallas, how we need to respect our law enforcement, to pray for those who are killed and those who are injured. And I think that is his intent, I trust him with his words and I think we all need to move towards being compassionate, loving, healing, but yet also respecting our law enforcement.”

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