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

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

In this case President Trump's name has been frequently seen alongside anti-racism tweets from people supporting Black Lives Matter and calling attention to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Trump, who had counted on a strong economy to bolster his chances of re-election in November, said the recovery could be hampered by higher taxes and implementation of a Green New Deal climate change plan if Democrats win the White House. Trump waved dismissively and said only, "You are something". "Hopefully, George is looking down and saying this is a great thing that's happening for our country", Trump said. This is a great day for him. "This is a great day for everybody".

It's a great day for George Floyd.

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The almost four-minute-long video was a tribute from the campaign team to George Floyd, a black Minneapolis man who died in an encounter with the police late last month, according to Politico, which earlier reported the news.

That raised objections from ABC News" chief White House correspondent Jon Karl, the president of the White House Correspondents' Association, who wrote on Twitter that it was "a flagrant violation of CDC guidelines on social distancing and a move that puts reporters at risk for the goal of turning the press corps into a prop for a so-called "press conference' where the president refuses to answer a single question".

"We're bringing our jobs back", Trump said at a news conference at the White House.

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The nation's unemployment rate declined from 14.7 per cent in April to 13.3 per cent in May in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that has shuttered businesses and forced layoffs while millions of Americans have filed for unemployment insurance benefits. "For the president to try to put any other words in the mouth of George Floyd, I frankly think, is despicable".

According to a report from CNET, Twitter says that the linkage between "racist" and President Trump's account were likely a product of its algorithm which ties accounts to common terms associated with them.

"The sentences that preceded and followed the president's sentiments about Mr Floyd made the context crystal clear", Murtaugh said.

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