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AirTalk election 2016: Candidates' response to recent violence, Trump meets with GOP, and the Dems evolving platform




US President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016.
US President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016.
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In AirTalk’s weekly political segment, a look at how the recent shootings in Texas, Louisiana, and Minnesota have impacted the presidential race and political rhetoric.

As the country searches for a unifying voice amid the outrage that followed police-involved shootings in Baton Rouge and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota and then the killing of five police officers last Thursday night in downtown Dallas, Texas, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have struggled to be that voice, thanks in no small part to their unpopularity with voters.

We'll discuss what the candidates' responses have been, how the public has received them, and what the candidates should be saying at a time where issues like race and community policing are dominating the national conversation.

Elsewhere, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump met with House GOP leaders behind closed doors as he and the Republican Party keep working to get on the same page as November's general election approaches. 

Also on today's political roundtable, a look at how the Democrats' party platform is coming together, what role Bernie Sanders will have in dictating it, when he's expected to endorse Hillary Clinton, and a wrap-up of California's primary election now that all the votes have been counted.

Guests:

John Iadarola, co-creator and co-host of the daily infotainment talk show ‘ThinkTank’ part of The Young Turks Network

Sean T. Walsh, Republican political analyst and partner at Wilson Walsh Consulting in San Francisco