IS TRUMP SANE? BIDEN ASKS, AFTER PRESIDENT PUTS WORDS IN FLOYD’S MOUTH
Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump for invoking George Floyd’s name as he was taking a victory lap over lower unemployment numbers that he was not responsible for. During remarks at the White House Rose Garden on Friday, Trump said, "Hopefully George is looking down and saying this is a great thing that's happening for our country. (It's) a great day for him. It's a great day for everybody."
Later that day, the presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee called Trump's comments "despicable," Kate Sullivan reported for CNN on June 5, 2020 (June 6, 2020 in Manila.) "George Floyd's last words -- 'I can't breathe, I can't breathe' -- have echoed all across this nation, quite frankly, all around the world. For the President to try to put any other words in the mouth of George Floyd, I frankly think it's despicable," Biden said, speaking from Delaware State University, a public historically black university in Dover.
"And the fact that he did so on the day when black unemployment rose, Hispanic unemployment rose, black youth unemployment skyrocketed, tells you everything you need to know about this man and what he really cares about," Biden added, close to asking whether Trump is sane or not.
Biden said Friday he was "disturbed" to see Trump "crowing this morning, basically hanging a 'Mission Accomplished' banner out there, when there's so much more work to be done. So many Americans are still hurting." He added: "Donald Trump still doesn't get it… He's out there spiking the ball, completely oblivious to the tens of millions of people who are facing the greatest struggle of their lives." Biden concluded: "The President who takes no responsibility for costing millions and millions of Americans their jobs, deserves no credit when a fraction of them return."