WARSAW, POLAND: US President Barack Obama will travel to Dallas next week. He has taken decision to cut short his trip as recent attack left five police dead in the White House on Friday.
“The president has accepted an invitation from Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to travel to Dallas early next week,” spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement
He further added that Obama would return to the United States on Sunday night.
President Obama was in Warsaw this week and attended the NATO summit. In his summit, he focused on the attacks from the Polish capital which happened recently and called it as “vicious, calculated and despicable.”
Five police officers had been killed by 25 yr old black Army veteran, Micah Johnson who carried out the sniper-style attack. He also wounded seven people and two civilians during the attack.
Johnson even told officers before being killed by police that he wanted to kill white cops in revenge for the harsh treatment of blacks by law enforcement.
Moreover, this week, two black men were killed by officers in other US cities who were doing protests across the nation.
Earnest said, “Obama will continue the work to bring people together to support our police officers and communities and find common ground by discussing policy ideas for addressing the persistent racial disparities in our criminal justice system.”
According to the White House, “Obama will depart for Madrid on Saturday. On Sunday he will meet with his Spanish counterpart before speaking to US military personnel serving at the naval base of Rota.”