By The Blaze. A myriad of Democrats and left-leaning politicos swiftly pounced on President Trump Friday for supposedly suggesting that George Floyd is “looking down from heaven” in appreciation of the United States’ strong May jobs report and saying “this is a great day for him.”
There’s only one problem — they’re completely ripping the president’s comments out of context. . .
Yes, the president was delivering a scheduled address about the May jobs report from the Rose Garden Friday morning and yes, during that address he suggested that “this is a great day” for George Floyd. But those two facts are not directly related as many are suggesting. During the address, Trump changed subjects to specifically speak about the country’s push for equal justice under the law. . .
TRUMP: “Equal Justice under the law must mean that every American receives equal treatment in every encounter with law enforcement regardless of race, color, gender, or creed..” pic.twitter.com/Q7magBCVZ6
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 5, 2020
“We all saw what happened last week. We can’t let that happen,” he continued. “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. This a great, great day in terms of equality.” (Read more from “WATCH: Throngs of Democrats and Media Personalities Lie and Claim Trump Said the Jobs Report Was ‘a Great Day for [George Floyd.]’ Here’s What He Actually Said.” HERE)
Trump Suggests George Floyd Is ‘Looking Down’ From Heaven and Appreciating the ‘Great Day in Terms of Equality’ After an Unexpectedly Strong Jobs Report Was Announced
By Business Insider. In a freewheeling Friday-morning press conference in the Rose Garden, President Donald Trump touted a strong May jobs report and said he hoped George Floyd, who was killed by the Minneapolis police 10 days ago, was “looking down” from heaven and saying this “is a great thing that’s happening for our country.” . . .
In a statement to Insider, a Trump campaign spokeswoman pushed back on the notion that Trump was implying that Floyd would be thinking the jobs report was a “great thing happening.”
“In the course of Rose Garden remarks about strong economic news, the President also spoke of the national conversation that is taking place following Mr. Floyd’s killing, and of Americans coming together on the belief that everyone should be treated equally under the law,” said Courtney Parella, a deputy press secretary. “Media claims that the President said that Mr. Floyd would be praising the economic news are wrong, purposefully misrepresented, and maliciously crafted.” (Read more from “Trump Suggests George Floyd Is ‘Looking Down’ From Heaven and Appreciating the ‘Great Day in Terms of Equality’ After an Unexpectedly Strong Jobs Report Was Announced” HERE)