“Hopefully, George is looking down right now and saying this is a great thing happening for our country. A great day for him, a great day for everybody,” Trump said as part of a 40-minute rant in the White House Rose Garden. “This is a great day for everybody. This is a great day in terms of equality.”
Trump’s shocking comment about Floyd came even as the U.S. coronavirus death toll hovered near 110,000 and the nation remained in turmoil amid mass protests against police brutality.