The Guardian reports:
Trump is apparently using his press conference to declare both the coronavirus crisis and the George Floyd protests to be over.
“Hopefully, George is looking down right now and saying, ‘This is a great thing happening for our country,” Trump said of Floyd, who died in police custody last week. “A great day for him, a great day for everybody. This is great day for everybody.”
However, protests against police brutality are continuing across the country, and Democrats have called for a number of policy changes, including a national ban on chokeholds, that have not been enacted.
During his press conference on the jobs numbers, Trump says, “Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying there’s a great thing happening for our country. It’s a great day for him. It’s a great day for everybody.”
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 5, 2020
Less than 24 hours after George Floyd’s memorial service, Trump called this a “great day” for Floyd and others “in terms of equality.”
— CAP Action (@CAPAction) June 5, 2020
“How is this a great day for George Floyd?” I shouted to President Trump, before he turned and exited the Rose Garden without taking a single question. https://t.co/ks60ONgeUn
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) June 5, 2020
Imagine being so dense that you would suggest George Floyd was “looking down and saying this is a great thing that’s happening for our country” while peaceful protesters are being beaten and gassed because he was murdered.
Yep, trump just said that.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) June 5, 2020