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‘Frankly Despicable’: Biden Slams Trump For ‘Trying to Put Other Words’ in George Floyd’s Mouth

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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event about the U.S. economy at Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware, U.S., June 5, 2020 PHOTO: REUTERS

Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, has described U.S. President, Donald Trump as despicable for trying to put words into slain George Floyd’s mouth, reports the Washington Post.
Earlier, during a speech at the White House, Trump said that he hoped George Floyd was “looking down right now” and stated that “this is a great thing happening in our country” as he boasted about the declining US unemployment rate.
Biden tweeted in response to the remarks that it is “frankly despicable” of Trump to “try to put any other words” in the mouth of the dead man, George Floyd.
The comment came after Trump expressed hopes during his speech that Floyd was “looking down right now” and saying “this is a great thing happening in our country”, while reporting an improvement in the US unemployment rate, declining from 14.7 percent to 13.3 percent.
George Floyd’s last words, “I can’t breathe,” have echoed across our nation and around the world.
For the President to try to put any other words in his mouth is frankly despicable. https://t.co/8dWu78dtGP
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 5, 2020

Biden also condemned Trump’s economic message in the speech, noting, during a public statement in Delaware, that “Donald Trump still doesn’t get it” when addressing the nation with optimism on the unemployment rate, as it still remains much higher than at any point during the 2007-2008 financial crisis.
Echoing Trump’s speech, Biden noted in a tweet that the ongoing job crisis is not an act of God, but a “failure of the President”.
Let’s be clear about something: The depth of this job crisis is not attributable to an act of God — but to the failure of a President.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 5, 2020

As the United States is being rocked by ongoing mass protests against police brutality over the death of George Floyd, the nation continues to struggle with the aftermath of the lockdowns and the coronavirus-caused crisis.
Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed over 108,000 lives in the US alone, over 40 million American citizens have been forced to file for unemployment.

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