Biden says Trump putting words in George Floyd's mouth is 'despicable'

Biden says Trump putting words in George Floyd's mouth is 'despicable'

Biden says Trump putting words in George Floyd's mouth is 'despicable'

He then clunkily shifted the focus to issues of racial inequality, noting that all persons, regardless of race, "must receive equal treatment in every encounter with law enforcement".

Trump said that the real recovery would kick in during 2021, insisting that the United States would be able to handle the pandemic going ahead. "There's a great day for him, a great day for everybody.

Thirteen per cent unemployment number is not "joyous" or "stupendous" as President Trump has wrongly stated".

"The only thing that can stop us is bad policy", Trump said at a triumphant news conference at the White House, setting aside a week of turmoil over his hostility toward nationwide protests against police brutality. It's a great day for everybody.

During his last minute press conference, the US President hailed the surprise decline in the country's unemployment, saying the economy is taking off like a "rocket ship" and promising a swift recovery from the coronavirus shutdown. "This is a great, great day in terms of equality".

While the numbers signaled good news for Trump, who has fallen behind presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in polls in part due to the pandemic, the protests have created new headwinds for the president.

"George Floyd's last words, 'I can't breathe, ' have echoed across our nation and around the world", Biden tweeted. "This shows that what we've been doing is right", he said of the millions of the job gains the country had allegedly seen. Front row from left, Small Business Administration administrator Jovita Carranza, Trump, and Vice President Mike Pence.

Brandon Gassaway, a spokesman for the Democratic National Committee, said: "Trump's claim is revolting, enraging, disrespectful - a slap in the face and a descent to the lowest possible level of discourse".

They expect the economy to recoup about 60% of lost jobs by year-end with the unemployment rate dropping to 8-10%.

In May, 2.5 million jobs were added, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, appearing to add momentum to Trump's strategy of reopening the economy - a key to his reelection hopes - after much of it was shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Since Floyd's May 25 death and subsequent protests, which have included rioting and looting in many U.S. cities, Trump has favored a militant response. "But it's going to be incumbent upon all of us to be able to get together and articulate more than our anger". "We're going to have the strongest economy in the world."Another reporter chimed in "Sir, just to follow up, how would a better economy have protected George Floyd?"

"You are something", Trump replied to her, refusing to answer either question.

The household survey, from which the unemployment rate is derived, showed 3.8 million more Americans at work in May than in April, a 2.9% increase in overall employment.

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