Trump Says Lower Unemployment Rate 'A Great Day' For George Floyd

Donald Trump claimed his administration has done more for African Americans than previous presidents including lowering their unemployment rate

Donald Trump claimed his administration has done more for African Americans than previous presidents including lowering their unemployment rate

Biden's speech to a small group of guests at Delaware State University came as he has in recent days both upped his public appearances to respond to Floyd's killing and his attacks on Trump.

US President Donald Trump has hailed a surprise decline in the country's unemployment, saying the economy is taking off like a "rocket ship" and promising a swift recovery from the coronavirus shutdown.

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.

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.

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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". "They have to receive fair treatment from law enforcement".

However while these figures sound encouraging, the U.S. unemployment rate remains higher than at any point during the financial crisis of the late 2000s. We can't let that happen.

And then he added, "Hopefully, George is looking down right now and saying, 'This is a great thing that's happening for our country'". "A great day for him, a great day for everybody".

One reporter asked how the economic growth could have helped George Floyd, after the president said this was a "great day" for Floyd, who died in police custody last week.

Trump: This is a great day for George Floyd. It's really what our constitution requires and what our country is all about.

"George Floyd's last words, 'I can't breathe. We are the key to the world in a sense", he said.

Friday's jobs report said, however, that unemployment for blacks rose slightly to 16.8 per cent.

The presumptive Democratic nominee said Trump was patting himself on the back as America faces some of its sternest challenges ever. These folks aren't feeling any less pain today than they were yesterday, ' he said.

Trump has stoked the division and fuelled the hatred.

He said that the USA economic recovery would have a positive impact on global growth.

The clash comes as the two men are set to square off in November over the economy and Trump's response to the coronavirus.

Te current USA death count stands at about 110,000.

Authorities have since surrounded the White House with tall steel fencing.

In his remarks Friday, Biden responded, "George Floyd's last words, 'I can't breathe".

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