Charlotte’s week of unrest took stage at Monday night’s presidential debate when moderator Lester Holt invoked it in asking the candidates how they would bridge the racial divide.
Holt referenced last week’s police shootings of civilians in Charlotte and Tulsa.
“We have those two tragic examples in Tulsa and Charlotte,” Clinton said. She called for more police training in an effort to restore trust along with legislation to end what she called “the gun epidemic.”
Trump alluded to the Queen City when he called for “law and order.”
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“When I look at what’s going on in Charlotte, a city I love, a city where I have investments … we need law and order in our country,” he said.
Trump also called for a return to the type of “stop and frisk” laws that some credit with reducing crime in New York City until they were thrown out by a court.
Trump did agree with Clinton that people on the anti-terrorist “no fly” list should not be allowed to buy guns. That legislation has been opposed by the National Rifle Association.