President Donald Trump said Friday at the Whtie House that the death of George Floyd was a “terrible insult” to police officers in America.
“We also know that most policemen … you see the great job they do. This was a terrible insult to police and policemen,” he said.
The president commented on Floyd’s death and the protests and rioting that followed after a roundtable with business leaders about the progress in reopening the country after the peak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump said he spoke with members of Floyd’s family earlier Friday and said he was disturbed by the video of Floyd’s death that was captured by bystanders.
“Just a terrible thing. He was in tremendous pain obviously and couldn’t breathe,” Trump said. “It’s very obvious to anybody that watched it, it was a very very sad thing for me to see that.” (Read more from “Donald Trump: George Floyd’s Death a ‘Terrible Insult to Police’” HERE)