Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, responded to the Baton Rouge, Louisiana police shootings on Sunday quickly. His campaign issued a statement on Facebook and Twitter, demanding law and order. He also said that the U.S. is “out of control.”
“We grieve for the officers killed in Baton Rouge today. How many law enforcement and people have to die because of a lack of leadership in our country? We demand law and order,” Trump wrote on Facebook.
In a tweet, he added, “We are TRYING to fight ISIS, and now our own people are killing our police. Our country is divided and out of control. The world is watching.”
Trump also promoted his appearance on CBS’ 60 Minutes Sunday night, highlighting his discussion on law and order with his vice presidential pick, Indiana Governor Mike Pence.
Police say that three officers – two Baton Rouge police officers and an East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputy – were killed. One suspect was also killed and police are still searching for two others.