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Many are calling for a ‘healing speech’ from president Donald Trump, tackling racial inequality and police reform head on.
Those are the demands of many protesters outraged over the death of black American George Floyd at the hands of a police officer.
After several nights of the worst unrest in decades, Trump had this message: He is the president of law and order.
He said he’s an ally of peaceful protesters, but threatened to deploy the military if local officials fail to take control.
But is that the answer to growing public anger?
And will his speech give it more momentum?
Presenter: Kim Vinell
Niambi Carter, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Howard University
Mohammed Cherkaoui, Political Analyst
Jennifer Victor, Associate Professor of Political Science, George Mason University
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In This Story: George Floyd
George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.
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In This Story: Donald Trump
This story features US President Donald Trump. Donald John Trump is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. See more Donald Trump news here.