The Latest: Trump laments the rash of violence – Washington Post

WASHINGTON — The Latest on developments in the presidential campaign (all times local):

9 a.m.

The deadly attack on Dallas police has sidelined some campaign events Friday by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Clinton postponed her first campaign appearance with Vice President Joe Biden following the shootings. Her campaign says that “due to the tragic events in Dallas” the Scranton, Pennsylvania, event and a fundraiser with Biden will not go ahead Friday. The Democratic presidential candidate is still expected to address the shootings later Friday at an appearance with the African Methodist Episcopal Convention in Philadelphia.

Trump has canceled a trip to Miami for the same reason.

He’d been scheduled to meet Hispanic business and community leaders before delivering a speech entitled “Succeeding Together.”

In an earlier tweet, Trump offered “Prayers and condolences to all of the families who are so thoroughly devastated by the horrors we are all watching take place in our country.”

Five Dallas police officers were killed after sniper fire broke out while hundreds of people protested fatal police shootings of two black men this week in Louisiana and Minnesota.

Clinton campaigned with President Barack Obama on Tuesday and her appearance with Biden in Pennsylvania, a general election battleground state, had been aimed at building party unity before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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8:30 a.m.

Hillary Clinton is postponing her first campaign appearance with Vice President Joe Biden following the fatal shootings of police officers in Dallas.

Clinton’s campaign says that “due to the tragic events in Dallas” the Scranton, Pennsylvania, event and a fundraiser with Biden will not go ahead Friday. The Democratic presidential candidate is expected to address the shootings later Friday at an appearance with the African Methodist Episcopal Convention in Philadelphia.

Five police officers were killed after sniper fire broke out while hundreds of people protested fatal police shootings of two black men this week in Louisiana and Minnesota.

Clinton campaigned with President Barack Obama on Tuesday and her appearance with Biden in Pennsylvania, a general election battleground state, was aimed at building party unity before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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7:20 a.m.

After the fatal shootings of two black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota, and now the deadly attack on police in Dallas, Donald Trump is lamenting the violence.

He says in an early morning tweet: “Prayers and condolences to all of the families who are so thoroughly devastated by the horrors we are all watching take place in our country.”

Five police officers died, among 11 officers who were shot, in what Dallas authorities call a sniper attack Thursday night. The attack came during a peaceful protest over the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota.

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5:10 a.m.

Hillary Clinton is holding her first campaign event of the year with Vice President Joe Biden as the nation confronts a recurring issue: the rash of police-related shootings.

Clinton and Biden are taking stage in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the vice president’s boyhood hometown following the death of five police officers in Dallas on Thursday night after gunfire broke out while hundreds of people were protesting fatal police shootings this week in Louisiana and Minnesota.

Clinton campaigned with President Barack Obama earlier this week and her event with Biden in Pennsylvania aims to build unity ahead of the party’s convention in Philadelphia. Biden is a native of Scranton, and Clinton’s has a family history there as well.

Clinton planned to discuss criminal justice reform after the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota.

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4:40 a.m.

A day after a defiant Donald Trump clashed with some anxious Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill, the presumptive GOP nominee is headed to another potentially contentious spot: Miami.

Trump plans to deliver a speech titled “Succeeding Together” on Friday in Miami-Dade County, home to the largest Cuban-American population in the U.S. It was the only one of Florida’s 67 counties that Trump lost in the state’s March 15 primary, an outcome that underscores the billionaire businessman’s deep unpopularity among Hispanic voters.

In his speech, Trump plans to touch on President Barack Obama’s historic decision to normalize relations with Cuba, emphasizing the country’s poor record on human rights. Last year, Trump said he agreed with the concept of opening ties, breaking step with many of his primary rivals. But, he told the Daily Caller, “I think we should have made a stronger deal.”

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