Twitter Pulls Trump’s Tribute Video to George Floyd Over Copyright Claim

Share

Ken Farnaso, Trump campaign's deputy press secretary, said it was "unsurprisingly sad" that Twitter had joined the mainstream media in censoring the President's message. "Hopefully, George is looking down and saying this is a great thing that's happening for our country", Trump said.

Floyd was killed in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis after an officer kneeled on his neck for almost nine minutes, while he pleaded "I can't breathe".

President Donald Trump made a last-minute appearance before the press in the Rose Garden to tout the latest unemployment figures, but viewers saw a difference from previous events: Reporters were placed closer together. It's a great day for him. Oh no. He had to make it about the Black man who police murdered and whose death has sparked worldwide protests against police brutality.

A raft of public polls showed Trump trailing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden nationally and in some of the battleground states where the November 3 election will be decided. But Trump was not referring to those jobs numbers when he mentioned George Floyd.

Door still open to transition period extension — EU's Barnier
That would represent another economic shock - on top of the pandemic - that most economists think would affect Britain more. Whether this is a reason to believe that there will be a no-deal, I am not so sure...

The remarks came after the US Department of Labor said the unemployment rate dropped to 13.3 percent from 14.7 percent in April, suggesting the economic downturn may have bottomed out.

Biden panned Trump's comments during an economic speech in Delaware. "It's a great day for everybody".

This guy needs to get George Floyd's name out of his mouth.

Democratic US Presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday criticised Republican US President Donald Trump for prematurely celebrating a better-than-expected jobs report, saying the battered United States economy still faces an arduous rebuilding. He said Trump was referencing the "national conversation" that followed Floyd's death and "Americans coming together on the belief that everyone should be treated equally under the law".

Share