President Donald Trump has said that strong new jobs numbers marked a “great day” for George Floyd, the man whose killing last week sparked nationwide protests over police brutality against African Americans.
Apparently referring to a surge in employment, Mr Trump said:
“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.”
Read more about the protests over the death of George Floyd:
Outrage soared in America on Friday over new images of police brutality caught on camera as demonstrators sought to take mass protests over the killing of an unarmed black man into a second weekend.
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