GOP nominee Donald Trump told reporters Monday that he fears the violence against police in Dallas “might be just the beginning for this summer.”

“We are in a divided nation,” Trump told Associated Press reporters.

Referring to cases of violence against police in 2015, Trump stated “I looked two nights ago and you were having trouble in 11 different cities, big, big trouble”

“The press actually plays it down.” Trump added.

“I mean, you were having big, big trouble in many cities. And I think that might be just the beginning for this summer.” he said.

Trump also slammed President Obama for downplaying the divide that exists within American inner cities.

Obama said last week that the country isn’t “as divided as some have suggested,” yet Trump contends that quite the opposite is true.

“It’s far worse, and certainly far worse than [the president] believes it is,” he said.

Protests continue to spring up in opposition to the heavily publicised deaths at the hands of police of two black men in Baton Rouge, La., and in Falcon Heights, Minn.

Earlier in the day, Trump held a press conference in Virginia Beach, Va., where he sold himself as “the law and order candidate”

Trump declared that he can protect voters, and said that the recent violence highlights the need to address “the ongoing catastrophe of crime” in urban America.

Trump compared the danger police officers face to the “harassment” experienced by returning US soldiers at the conclusion of the Vietnam War.

Trump is scheduled to appear in Chicago Tuesday.

Just hours before media stops Trump sent out a tweet regarding the crime epidemic.

“Crime is out of control, and rapidly getting worse. Look what is going on in Chicago and our inner cities. Not good!” he tweeted.

He later posted a second tweet: “This election is a choice between law, order & safety — or chaos, crime & violence. I will make America safe again for everyone. #ImWithYou”

Anti-Trump protesters are scheduled to convene outside Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago at 10am.


Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’, and

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