CLEVELAND (CBSNewYork) — Presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spoke about the police shootings in Tulsa and Charlotte that left two black men dead.
Speaking at an African-American church in Cleveland on Wednesday, Trump raised questions about the death of Terence Crutcher, the unarmed man who was fatally shot by Tulsa police this week.
“He looked like somebody who was doing what they were asking him to do. And this young officer, I don’t know what she was thinking, I don’t know what she was thinking. It’s very troubling,” Trump said.
Trump was introduced by boxing promoter Don King, who accidentally dropped the N-word while speaking.
“If you are a dancing and sliding and gliding n*****, I mean negro,” King said as those in attendance laughed.
Clinton also addressed the shootings of Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott, who was shot by police in Charlotte on Tuesday.
“There is still much we don’t know, but we do know it adds two more names to a long list of African-Americans killed by officers,” Clinton said, calling it “unbearable and needs to become intolerable.”
Clinton and Trump also praised law enforcement officers around the country.
“Police officers across our country are serving with extraordinary service, honor and skill,” Clinton said.
“They’re great people, great people. Now great people, you always have problems. You have somebody in there that either makes a mistake that’s bad or that chokes,” Trump said.
In the meantime, Trump’s campaign is downplaying the latest allegations that he misused charity funds from his foundation.
Tax documents show Trump’s Foundation sent $158,000 to a man who sued him for withholding $1 million in prize money after the man scored a hole-in-one at Trump’s golf course in 2010.
“I talked to tax experts who said they’ve never seen anybody do anything like what he’s done in the last few years,” David Farenthold of The Washington Post said.
A Trump’s spokesman said there was no intent for the foundation to make any improper payment and said The Washington Post got their facts wrong.
Clinton will take a break from the campaign trail for the rest of the week to prepare for Monday’s debate.