For a state in pain, a little empathy is only a start

President Donald Trump spoke with Gov. Greg Abbott in the Oval Office last month. Photo credit: Tom Brenner/POOL via REUTERS

Gov. Greg Abbott has avoided the president's militaristic tenor and has expressed empathy with nonviolent demonstrators protesting George Floyd's death. But the conversations about what's next haven't started.

Without a discouraging word about the president, the governor of Texas is nevertheless creating a sharp distinction between the Texas response and the Donald Trump response to nationwide demonstrations against police brutality.

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