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Clinton's grandstanding rejected by Charlotte, Trump mocks 'Crooked Hillary'

26 September 2016
Clinton's grandstanding rejected by Charlotte, Trump mocks 'Crooked Hillary'

Clinton's team said the presidential candidate had made a decision to postpone her trip, originally planned for Sunday, after community leaders requested that she wait to visit the beleagured southern city.

Gregg Watkins, Communications Manager of Mayor Roberts' office confirmed to NBC Charlotte that the mayor has not personally reached out to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton and she has not officially asked them not to come.

The mayor of Charlotte told CNN that Hillary Clinton should delay her visit to the Queen City on Sunday and let the city get back to normalcy.

But Clinton's campaign now says that after further discussions with community leaders, the Democratic presidential nominee will postpone the trip to avoid straining the city's resources.

In the meantime, Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri said in a press statement that Clinton's "prayers are with the people of Charlotte during these hard days".

Her campaign did not immediately release details of her visit to Charlotte, where protests have broken out in the aftermath of the shooting.

"We need unity & leadership", Trump tweeted Wednesday Following the shooting, protesters in Charlotte clashed with police in riot gear Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning.

Roberts said she appreciated their "support and "concern" for the city but that officers are already working "around the clock".

Clinton called on the police department to release its video "without delay", she wrote Friday on Twitter.

"An attorney later told the media that they saw "versions from different angles". "We must ensure justice & work to bridge divides".

Scott, a 43-year-old black man, was shot and killed after police encountered him in a search for another man who was a suspect with an outstanding warrant. Scott's family dispelled officer's account of the shooting; they claim that he was unarmed when he was shot by Officer Brentley Vinson, and instead was holding a book. The officer in that shooting was charged with manslaughter this week.

Putney announced a person was arrested in a shooting that left a man dead during Wednesday night's protests.

Scott was the 214th black person to be killed by police in the USA in 2016.