President Biden took a moment Thursday to honor George Floyd on the third anniversary of his death, celebrating him as a “unifying” factor in race relations in America.
“Today, America mourns the murder of George Floyd three years later,” Biden, or someone associated with him, tweeted.
“I will never forget Gianna Floyd’s words: ‘Dad changed the world,’” she added, speaking of Floyd’s daughter. “He has unified people of all races and generations in peace and for the purpose of saying enough is enough.”
Floyd died in 2020 during an arrest involving excessive force by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, sparking protests and riots across the country.
Chauvin was found guilty of second degree murder, third degree murder and second degree manslaughter and is currently serving more than 22 years in prison.
Floyd spent many of his adult years in and out of prison.
Today, the United States mourns the murder of George Floyd three years later.
I will never forget the words of Gianna Floyd: “Dad changed the world.”
He has – uniting people of all races and generations in peace and with the purpose of saying: Enough.
Hate can never have a safe harbor in America. pic.twitter.com/8lrRIkiIMI
— President Biden (@POTUS) May 25, 2023
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Oh yeah, nothing quite ‘unified’ the country like George Floyd did, as those Mostly Peaceful™ protests and their associated arson, looting and murder were wreaking havoc across the country.
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Saint Floyd, in the minds of Democrats and President Biden, is the new equivalent of Martin Luther King, Jr., you see.
Beautiful daughter, but he should not be celebrated.
— The Political Pom (@ThePoliticalPom) May 25, 2023
Separately, President Biden issued a statement posted on the White House website explaining how the death of George Floyd highlighted racist policing in America and called for more reform.
“The murder of George Floyd exposed for many what Black and Latino communities have known and experienced for a long time: that we must engage all of society in ensuring that our nation lives up to its founding promise of fair and just justice for all. Under the law”. he said.
“As a nation, we can make sure that the legacy of George Floyd and the legacy of so many others we also honor every day is not just about their deaths, but about what we do to honor their memory,” Biden added.
Yes. We certainly remember. pic.twitter.com/QxlE2rbXV4
—MakeAmericaSaneAgain (@obiden_sux) May 25, 2023
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Race relations have always been a mess with Biden in the White House
Of course, Biden celebrating George Floyd as a great unifier of race seems terrifyingly strange when, in reality, recent polls show that race relations are getting worse in America.
A Rasmussen poll indicates that a plurality of Americans view race relations that way. The survey was published in February this year.
You have done nothing but divide our country more than it already was, we must come back together and learn to love.
— The Mongoose (@JesusIsLife0000) May 25, 2023
But then, that’s a trend at this point. A Biden in the White House equals racial tensions and divisions in America.
In May 2009, just a few months into Obama’s and Biden’s first term, 32% of Americans believed that race relations had improved, while only 6% said it had gotten worse. They were relatively unified.
As his second term was drawing to a close, a poll conducted a month before the 2016 election showed that most Americans believed race relations had worsened under Obama/Biden.
54% said the split had gotten worse, while a very low 16% said it had improved. That was a massive 64 point change.
Major Garrett stands to lose his mainstream media credentials if he continues to praise Pres Trump like this:
CBS News’ Major Garrett: Trump’s Agenda To Help Minority Communities Is A ‘Policy Legacy’ Any President Would Be PROUD To Reclaim! pic.twitter.com/F0JJ5McQS3
— Nashville Tea Party (@NashvilleTea) December 31, 2019
By contrast, a Gallup poll in January 2020 indicated that satisfaction with race relations and the position of minorities in America had increased significantly under the presidency of Donald Trump.
That, actually, shouldn’t be a surprise. Trump wanted Americans of all skin colors to succeed. The Democrats just want the Democrats to succeed. And that can only happen when they are promoting division and reversing discrimination.
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