Obama on Dallas: ‘Vicious, calculated, despicable attack on law enforcement’

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WARSAW, Poland —┬áPresident Barack Obama said Friday that the nation was “horrified” after what he called “a vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement” in Dallas.

The White House announced Friday evening that the President would cut short his European trip by one day and visit Dallas early next week.

It was the second somber statement about shootings on American soil the President made from Europe in less than 12 hours. He condemned the recent shootings by police of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana shortly after arriving in Europe and made a broad diagnosis of American racial imbalance. Hours later, after chaos erupted in Dallas and five police officers were killed in sniper shootings that began during protests stemming from the Minnesota and Louisiana shootings, he promised justice.

“There is no possible justification for these kinds of attacks or any violence against law enforcement,” Obama said, speaking from the NATO summit in Poland that he is attending. “Anyone involved in the senseless murders will be held fully accountable. Justice will be done.”

Obama also ordered flags lowered to half staff at the White House and on public buildings and grounds.

8 comments

  • J227

    Big ears…..what a racist divider of people….now a killer…PTAC homicides of police officers. He has rallied the thugs by spewing anti-police hate speech before police reports are even filed on police shootings. Unfortunately we probably haven’t seen anything yet….I’m sure if we had all of killary’s emails (instead of her being allowed to hand pick them without being charged with contempt of Congress/destroying records) that Obama would have been indicted for Benghazi alongside her and perhaps the Clinton Foundation as well…Obama needs to keep his racist trap shut.

  • Gary D. Hamilton

    Obama is an idiot who has set this country back seventy years in race relations. The reason more blacks are pulled over, also shot is because so many blacks are criminals. Look at all the black on black assaults and homicide. The black community causes these problems with police officers.

  • Michael Neils

    Texas has the death penalty. When they execute these cop killers, I bet you there will be protests making the cop killers martyrs. Just you watch. It will be all about WHY the police officers were killed, the poor poor thugs. Yes there are sadly black lives taken by a wrong, robust cop. Yes, there are awful officers out there. They are tired by a jury etc. That’s how it works. AND just like thugs, sometimes there isn’t enough evidence to put them away. NO ONE deserves to be shot and killed for just being a certain color, religion, gender, or legal occupation.

  • Thinblue

    This man has blood on his hands. He to shall be judged by his maker when it’s his time. Shame on you Mr. President

  • Michael Neils

    Yup had to throw in the tighter gun restrictions AGAIN. By saying that, maybe the cops who shoot the innocent shouldn’t have guns either. Maybe the military shouldn’t to prevent collateral damage. Just go back to rocks and sticks. It’s the person! PROSECUTE and IMPRISON the person. You don not enforce the law now, why would you add more? Uggghhh!!!

  • chris

    You caused this Barry. Your continued support of BLM, making thugs appear as victims and your disdain for guns and law enforcement. I hope to god this woke up some libtards and made them realize that your administration caused race relations to go back 60 years and that #blacklivesmatter is more racist than the Klan. Hillary will finish the destruction of America you created if she is allowed in the white house.

  • Z

    Hypocrisy at its finest.

    You started this war on the police Obeezy. The blood is on your hands and no one else’s.

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