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PRESIDENT TRUMP’S RESPONSES

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CHRONOLOGY OF TRUMP’S RESPONSES TO FLOYD’S DEATH

May 25: George Floyd dies while in police custody by Officer Derek Chauvin of the Minneapolis police.

 

May 26: Riots break out in Minneapolis.

 

May 29: President Trump tweets out about the riots in a post that is taken down soon after.

 

 

Calvin L. Horton Jr., 43, of Minneapolis is shot and killed outside of a pawnshop soon after the business is looted. President Trump mentions the shooting in a tweet alongside addressing seven people being shot in a protest in Louisville, which is later debunked by St. Louis County Executive Sam Page

 

 

The White House tweets a video of President Trump expressing condolences for the death of George Floyd.

 

May 30: 

Trump sends the National Guard to stop the protesting across the nation.

 

 

Journalists and photographers flee protests as tear gas is fired against them by Minnesota State Patrol. Journalists explained that they held up their press badges and screamed that they were simply trying to cover the event. But, to no avail.

 

May 31: After countless tweets by President Trump about Americans’ right to peacefully protest George Floyd’s death and support the Black Lives Matter movement, celebrities take to social media to express concern for their safety during protests.

 

 

June 1: Trump is brought to an underground bunker as protest groups assemble near the White House. Citizens take to twitter to compare this action to that of President Obama during the fight for the legalization of gay marriage. 

 

 

June 2: The Pentagon expresses concern for President Trump’s declaration that military force may be used against protestors. 

 

Curfews have been set, varying by state. Be safe out there.