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Trump walks back his incendiary Minneapolis 'thugs' post

 


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spent Friday walking back his post-midnight "thugs" tweet about Minneapolis protesters that added to outrage over the police killing of a black man.

Trump's later repeated condemnation of the killing and outreach to the man's family was a marked change in tone from his earlier comments that also invoked a civil-rights-era phrase fraught with racist overtones.

"When the looting starts, the shooting starts," Trump had written in a tweet that was quickly flagged by Twitter as violating rules against "glorifying violence." Trump later said his comments...



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