Donald Trump addressed this morning the riots that broke out in Charlotte, North Carolina, over the police shooting of a black man. 

Last night's riots left at least 16 officers with minor injuries following the shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott.

The police chief said officers warned Scott repeatedly to drop a handgun before he was shot by a black officer. Witnesses, however, disputed that account, saying Scott is disabled and was not armed.

The incident comes on the heels of a police shooting - caught on helicopter video - in Tulsa, Oklahoma, of an unarmed black man by a white female officer.

Speaking in Cleveland this morning, Trump highlighted the "incredible crime" in inner cities, combined with a lack of jobs and failing public school systems.

He said the message that he's brought to minorities in inner cities is "resonating" with people, who have lived under Democratic policies for decades.

"One day I said, 'What do you have to lose? I'm gonna fix it.' ... Somehow that resonated. Some people didn't like it, but I said, 'what difference does it make,' because it's true," said Trump. 

He said he's not like other Republicans and that's why he's winning states where the GOP typically does not do well, naming Maine, New Mexico and Connecticut.

Watch the comments above and hear from Trump, tonight at 10:00 ET on a special Hannity town hall event from Cleveland.


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