Candidates react to police shootings


WASHINGTON (NBC News) – Donald Trump reached out to the African-American community Wednesday, holding a campaign event in a Cleveland church.

Trump reacted to both police shootings that made headlines over the past 48 hours, first the shooting and killing of a black motorist with his hands up at the hands of Tulsa police.

“I don’t know what she was thinking,” Trump said. “I am very very troubled by that. I am very very troubled by that.”

The Republican presidential nominee also said we have to get to the bottom of the Charlotte shooting where police claim a man stepped out of his car with a gun.

Trump’s comments come as Hillary Clinton still leads in the polls.

A new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll shows Clinton beating Trump by six points among likely voters in a four-way race.

When they go head-to-head, Clinton’s lead expands to seven points in the new poll.

Clinton was back on the campaign trail in the battle ground state of Florida Wednesday, where she said too many African-Americans end up dead at the hands of police.

“We do know that we have two more names to add to a long list of African-Americans killed by police officers. It’s unbearable. And it needs to become intolerable,” Clinton said

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