Donald Trump condemned the killing of five Dallas police officers as “an attack on our country” and said Friday that racial tensions in America were deteriorating.
“We must restore law and order,” the Republican presidential candidate said in a statement. “We must restore the confidence of our people to be safe and secure in their homes and on the street. The senseless, tragic deaths of two motorists in Louisiana and Minnesota reminds us how much more needs to be done.”
The shooting of 12 officers in Dallas on Thursday night during a protest against police killings of African Americans in Louisiana and Minnesota came 10 days before the start of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.