CNN’s Jake Tapper interviewed Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, a previously thought to be vice presidential contender, on her take of Donald Trump and race relations in the U.S. The host noted he’s heard from “a number of Latino-Americans, Muslim-Americans, Native-Americans, Jewish-Americans, African-Americans, all expressing concerns about some of the things Donald Trump has said.” The Republican governor insisted most Americans have the same security concerns over Hillary Clinton as well, but ensured Trump would be a “racial healer”:
JAKE TAPPER: Respectfully, governor, you didn’t answer my question. Do you think Donald Trump has campaigned as a racial healer?MARY FALLIN: I think he is trying to campaign as a racial healer. I think that has been part of his message….
This comes following the Trump campaign issuing a statement on Friday morning, responding to the mass-shooting in Dallas: “Our nation has become too divided. Too many Americans feel like they’ve lost hope. Crime is harming too many citizens. Racial tensions have gotten worse, not better.”