Biden Calls Trump’s Comment About George Floyd Being Happy For U.S. ‘Despicable’
Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump for saying that he hopes George Floyd is “looking down right now and saying this is a great thing that's happening for our country,” referring either to economic gains or the widespread protests against police brutality.
Responding to the comments, Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said it is “despicable” that Trump would try to put words into the mouth of the man whose dying words were, “I can’t breathe.”
“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, as he’s moved to split us based on race, religion, and ethnicity.”
“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.”