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Trump says 'more white people' are killed by police, while studies show Black people are more likely to be killed

USATODAY.com Wednesday, 15 July 2020
President Trump's comments come after weeks of protests against racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd's death.
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In an interview with CBS News previewed on Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump said more white than Black people are killed at the hands of police in the United States.

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