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Trump backpedals after 'shooting' threat to Minneapolis rioters

Reuters

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Modified 30 May 2020, 2:13 am
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US President Donald Trump on Friday tried to walk back a Twitter threat to respond with deadly force to three days of violent protests in Minneapolis over the police killing of an unarmed black man.

After his online comment that “looting leads to shooting” drew a warning from Twitter and widespread condemnation from Democrats, Trump said he understood why the incident had sparked nationwide protests about police violence against African Americans.

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