Candidates speak about deadly police shootings, campaign in battleground states

TJ Rigg

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spoke about the recent deadly officer-involved shootings of black men in Oklahoma and North Carolina Wednesday.

They were campaigning in key battleground states.

In Orlando, Clinton outlined her vision for an “all inclusive economy.”

“We’ve got to build an inclusive economy that welcomes people with disabilities, values their work and treats them with respect,” Clinton said.

A CBS News battleground tracker poll shows the Democratic candidate has a 2-point lead over Trump in Florida.

While Clinton planned to focus solely on the economy, she also spoke about recent officer-involved shootings of black men.

“We have two more names to add to a list of African Americans killed by police officers in these encounters,” Clinton said. “It’s unbearable.”

Trump also commented on the shootings during a gathering of pastors in Ohio.

“That man was hands up that man went to the car, hands up, put his hand on the car,” Trump said. “I mean, it looked like he did everything you’re supposed to do.”

The latest polling shows Trump leads Clinton in Ohio by five points.

Trump’s campaign is downplaying new allegations that he misused charity funds from his foundation.

CBS News reports tax documents show his 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,” said David Farenthold, a reporter for The Washington Post.

Clinton plans to take a break from the campaign trail for the rest of the week to prepare for the first presidential debate next week. It is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday night at Hofstra University in New York. All major network and cable network programs will broadcast the debate.