Kamala Harris to Trump: ‘Keep George Floyd’s name out of your mouth’
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Friday slammed President Trump for saying during a speech on the economy that it is “a great day” for George Floyd, a black man who was killed by police in Minneapolis last week.
Following the Labor Department’s monthly jobs report that showed the U.S. unemployment rate went down somewhat last month amid the coronavirus pandemic, Trump held a celebratory press conference in the Rose Garden.
“Equal justice under the law must mean every American receives equal treatment in every encounter with law enforcement regardless of race, color, gender or creed,” Trump said. “They have to receive fair treatment from law enforcement.”
He added: “We all saw what happened last week. We can’t let that happen. Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying this is a great thing that’s happening for our country. This is a great day for him, it’s a great day for everybody. This is a great day for everybody. This is a great, great day in terms of equality.”
Harris quickly responded on Twitter:
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 5, 2020
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