Melania Trump, who is the first lady, implored her prayers and concern for George Floyd's family. George Floyd was killed due to police brutality, George Floyd. The first lady stated that there should be no reason for violence amid the protests across the United States.
George Floyd, 46 years old, died in the hands of a Minneapolis State Patrol Derek Chauvin after he positioned his knee on top of George Floyd's nape for a long time the arrest. The first lady Melania Trump weighed in to state that protests should be nonviolent and peaceful.
“Our country allows for peaceful protests, but there is no reason for violence. I've seen our citizens unify & take care of one another through COVID19 & we can't stop now,” Trump tweeted. “My deepest condolences to the family of George Floyd. As a nation, let's focus on peace, prayers & healing.”
Melania Trump's tweets arrived following President Donald Trump's statement: “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won't let that happen. I just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty, and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”
Attorney General Keith Ellison (Minnesota Democrat) stated that he anticipates the state to deliver lawsuits against the members of the Minneapolis State Patrol connected in the George Floyd incident.
President Donald Trump's remarks concerning the George Floyd incident shifted from talking about a drop in the joblessness rate to claim that everybody deserves “equal treatment in every encounter with law enforcement, regardless of race, color, gender or creed.”
President Donald Trump also stated that “We all saw what happened last week. We can't let that happen.” and quickly followed with “Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying this is a great thing that's happening for our country.”
He added: “This is a great day for him. It's a great day for everybody. This is a great day for everybody. This is a great, great day in terms of equality.”
President Donald Trump briefly discussed that the unemployment rate had declined to 13.3%, much better than projected; however, it was still on the same playing field with the levels of joblessness during the Great Depression-era.
“We're speaking of a man who was brutally killed by an act of needless violence and by a larger tide of injustice that has metastasized on this president's watch,” according to Joe Biden.
“George Floyd's last words, `I can't breathe. I can't breathe,' have echoed all across this nation and quite frankly around the world,” Joe Biden included. “For the president to try to put any other words in the mouth of George Floyd, I frankly think, is despicable.”
Tim Murtaugh, director of the Trump Campaign communications, stated that some media companies deliberately misinterpret President Donald Trump's remarks to connote that George Floyd would be satisfied regarding the positive job numbers.