On Friday, Donald Trump was boasting about his economy when he claimed that police brutality victim George Floyd would be smiling as he looked down at the United States today.
Trump said the following: “Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying, ‘This is a great thing that’s happening for our country. It’s a great day for him, it’s a great day for everybody. It’s a great day for everybody. This is a great, great day.”
Former Vice President Joe Biden did not like what Trump had to say and called him out on it.
“He was 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,” Biden said. “He’s moved to split us based on race, religion, and ethnicity.”
The former vice president then explained why Trump should never appropriate Floyd’s memory under any circumstances.
“George Floyd’s last words, ‘I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe,’ have echoed all across this nation,” Biden said. “For the president to try to put any other words in the mouth of George Floyd, I frankly think is despicable.”
Take a look at Biden’s remarks below:
JUST IN: Joe Biden on Pres. Trump's reference to George Floyd today: "George Floyd's last words, 'I can't breathe, I can't breathe,' have echoed all across this nation…For the president to try to put any other words in the mouth of George Floyd I frankly think is despicable." pic.twitter.com/Tnm8wHaqQV
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