‘Despicable’: Outrage After Trump Declares Friday a ‘Great Day’ for George Floyd

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President Donald Trump on Friday claimed police murder victim George Floyd was looking down from heaven in happiness at a “great day” as unrest around the nation over police violence and racism continued.

“Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying this is a great thing that’s happening for our country,” Trump said in an apparent reference to unspecified improvements in equality under the law. “This is a great day for him, it’s a great day for everybody.”

The death of Floyd, who was killed by four Minneapolis police officers last week, has sparked a nationwide demonstration movement against police violence and racism.

Trump’s comments, made during an hour-long press conference on his signing of the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020 and Friday’s better-than-expected jobs report, drew anger from critics.

“In a single statement, Trump manages to denigrate the memory of George Floyd and his experience, while also showing an utter lack of sympathy for the plight of millions of Americans still struggling through and economic crisis,” tweeted Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington research director Robert Maguire. “A truly stunning level of tone-deafness.”

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Robert Burnett
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Robert Burnett

Any day will be a great day when Donald no loner exist. Send the idiot back to hell.

JoAnn
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JoAnn

Amen!

Ralph Fell
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Ralph Fell

This sub-human has got to go, and soon.

Gunther
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Gunther

Disgusting… he has zero shame.

J. M.
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J. M.

Vi!e, Filthy, Racist belongs in prison.

Mick owens
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Mick owens

He really Is the most disgusting person on the planet. The grub doesn’t have one redeeming feature to his character and i believe if he isn’t removed from power soon, America will be a smoking ruin.

Lou
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I’d trumps wife was killed would she think it was a great day. Would he think it was a very very great day that a policemen shot and killed ivanka, well he should be per trump. That’s very great day really?
Well dumb nuts thinks this is super and elated for killing he enjoys death great dsy.