Joseph R. Biden mentioned Friday that the dying of George Floyd is a reminder of how the “original sin of this country still stains our nation today” and calls for the nation rally behind the black group.
Mr. Biden mentioned Mr. Trump is stoking division and “encouraging violence” at a time when elected leaders must be emphasizing unity and bringing folks collectively to “root out systemic racism.”’
“It is time for us to take a hard look at the uncomfortable truths,” Mr. Biden mentioned. “It is time for us to face that deep open wound we have in this nation.”
“We need justice for George Floyd,” he mentioned.
Mr. Floyd died after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, saved a knee pressed on the again of his neck for a number of minutes till he stopped respiration.
The episode was captured in cellphone footage and has ignited protests throughout the nation which have led to some looting and rioting.
Mr. Trump weighed in early Friday morning on Twitter, saying he might sit on the sidelines, and saying that if “Radical Left” Mayor Jacob Frey couldn’t get the state of affairs beneath management he would ship within the National Guard.
“These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen,” Mr. Trump mentioned. “Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way.”
“Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” Mr. Trump mentioned. “Thank you!”
Mr. Biden mentioned this isn’t the time for “incendiary” Tweets, and no time “to encourage violence.”
“We are a country with an open wound, and none of us can turn away, none of us can be silent, none of us can any longer hear the words, ‘I can’t breath’ and do nothing,” he mentioned.
Mr. Biden referred to as for “real police reform” that holds cops to a better normal and weeds out dangerous cops. He mentioned the nation should confront abuses of energy.
“We need to stand up as a nation with the black community, with all minority communities, and come together as one American,” he mentioned. “That’s the challenge we face.”
“If we simply allow this wound to scab over once more without treating the underlying injury we will never truly heal,” he mentioned.
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