“I hope George looks down now and says that this is a great thing happening to our country,” Trump said on Friday in the rose garden, shortly after saying the economy was returning like a “missile ship.”
“It is a great day for him. It is a great day for everyone,” Trump said.
Trump’s and Twitter’s subsequent show, in which he promoted Beck’s interview with Owens in a storm on Twitter as he attacked his critics and raised his supporters, again demonstrated the president’s cruelty and his inability to sympathize with the experience of black Americans, whose racism and police brutality remains a daily occurrence.
The president’s remark “The Great Day” was strange, not only because of the circumstances of Floyd’s death, but because today’s economic news also confirmed the ongoing gap between unemployment between whites and blacks. Moreover, it remains unclear whether the anger and energy flowing through protests across the country against Floyd’s death will translate into concrete and long-term change at the federal, state and local levels. One promising sign of progress: Minneapolis City Council voted on Friday to ban Friday’s chokeholds, one day after Floyd’s memorial.
Although the protests attracted Americans of all races, Trump refused to engage in any kind of meaningful debate over police action, other than denouncing the brutality to kill Floyd. Instead of publicly pushing for policy changes – or calling on Republican lawmakers to do so – he actually shut down the White House while glorifying the ability of the military and police to “control” the streets and strike protesters.
His main concern, as always, is how the crisis affected him when he tried to present himself as the head of law and order, while targeting the perceived opponents of Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Poser to Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, the Republican who dared question his actions. the week.
Trump’s effort to speak for Floyd came on Friday at an event aimed at celebrating the 13.3% unemployment rate in May – a figure economists had expected to be closer to 20%. The president glowed with glaring inequality in the new figures: the fact that black unemployment was 16.8% compared to white unemployment at 12.4%.
Democrat Joe Biden addressed this disparity when responding to the president’s comments, describing them as despicable.
“The last words of George Floyd -” I can’t breathe, “Biden said Friday at Delaware State University, a historically black university. I can’t breathe – I hesitated all over this nation, frankly all over the world. Dover, Delaware.
“In order for the President to try to put any other words into George Floyd’s mouth, I think frankly that he is despicable.”
Biden said: “The fact that he did so on the day when black unemployment rose, Spanish unemployment rose, black unemployment rose among young people, and I told you everything you need to know about this man and what really matters.”
Trump’s reluctance to engage
Trump’s reluctance to engage any segment of the electorate outside his base, especially while he had an opening to build bridges with troubled Americans, confirmed on Friday his decision to venture outside the White House and visit Maine, one of Least diverse countries
in the country,
Within a week when the nation cried out in a dialogue about treating ethnic divisions.
Unwilling, or perhaps unable, to have tough conversations with Americans on racial justice issues facing America, Trump played matters safely in Maine on Friday – speaking to a mostly white audience in Maine’s second congressional district, where 95% of the population Of eggs.
Trump won the second district in Maine by 51% compared to 41% for Hillary Clinton in 2016 after the region twice supported former President Barack Obama – despite losing the state as a whole. However, since Maine divided her ballot, Trump won one electoral vote for his victory in the second district.
Democrat Jared Golden turned the region in 2018 in the first use of the country to vote by choice for a race in the House of Representatives, but with Trump in the ballot again this fall, the new lawmaker can re-compete him.
Golden was the only Democrat to split his removal, and he voted to condemn the president for abuse of power but not to obstruct Congress. Cook’s political report ranks a re-election race Toss a coin to draw
During Trump’s visit to Puritan Medical Products, he praised his administration’s handling of the epidemic and the “thousands” of lives saved, as well as new economic figures and the efforts of his team to fuel the expansion American manufacturing companies. The president barely alluded to protests across the country as he sought support for his re-election campaign.
He pointed to one vague indication that this moment is a “historic time” amid comments about the epidemic.
“This is a very important time for our country. You see what is happening. But a lot of good things happen,” Trump said in Puritan Friday afternoon. “Something very big happened even though today we saw numbers (economic) we have never seen before in our country’s history. Good timing. Because people look at it and say,” Hey, this country is awesome. “”
Trump’s growing isolation is most striking as polls show Biden, a former vice president, broadens his lead over Trump in polls testing the November match.
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A new CNN poll from polls showed that 51% of registered voters nationwide Biden, while 41% support Trump, which is a wider gap in favor of Biden than it was in April. The poll includes the latest five national phone polls that measure registered voters ’views, and three of the polls conducted after Floyd’s murder.
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On Friday, he found that 67% of Americans believed that Trump’s response to the demonstrations increased tensions, while 18% said it helped reduce tensions.
Poll numbers capped a week of Trump’s own mistakes in response to the protests. Most notable was the sudden autocratic retreat of Trump’s administration of peaceful protesters with smoke and pepperballs near the White House to pave the way for his embarrassing image in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church (where the Bible waved in the air the way one could hold a trophy or baseball signed).
In Swing’s Maine state on Friday, Trump appeared to have no other message to persuade voters in November other than his statements that the economy was recovering again, reminding that the economy was thriving before the coronary virus hit the United States, and arguing that the administration had skillfully diluted the effects of the virus Who killed more than 100,000 Americans.
“We have saved thousands and thousands of lives,” Trump said.
During an afternoon round table with a commercial hunter in Bangor, Trump’s Democrat likened Maine state governor Janet Mills as a “dictator” to reopen the state’s economy very slowly in his view.
“All states are open, and they are making a lot of money. So we had good numbers today,” Trump said. “You have a ruler who doesn’t know what to do, and it’s like a dictator, you know?”
Later in the day in Puritan, Trump described Maine as a “great country” at his closing end to victory in the November 3 elections.
“By the way, I get the other half to go with Trump,” he said, referring to the other, more liberal region of the state, which he lost with a double number. He told the audience, “You, don’t worry.”