Washington | The surprise drop in the U.s. unemployment on Friday? According to Donald Trump, it marks “a great day” for George Floyd, a black man whose death by suffocation under the knee of a white policeman, triggered a movement of anger history in the country.
“We all saw what happened last week. We can not allow that it is repeated,” said the us president about the death.
“I hope that George is watching us from up there thinking that what happens in the country is grandiose. This is a great day for him, it is a great day for the whole world,” he continued, bringing an astonishing array of good economic news and this tragedy that has shaken the United States.
“It is a great, great day for equality”, he continued, while he is accused to have so far offered no response to the evils denounced by the protesters – racism, police violence, inequality.
Since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 may, and the events that followed, initially marked by looting and riots in many american cities, Donald Trump has preferred an answer martial.
He introduced himself as the president of “public order” and threatened to send the army into the streets to quell the riot. It has yet assumed Friday his call to “dominate the streets,” criticizing the governors of States that refuse to call in the national Guard.
This posture has earned him critical unprecedented share of former heads of the army, including his ex-minister of Defense of Jim Mattis. The current head of the Pentagon, Mark Esper, has also distanced itself, stating that the army did not have to be deployed.
Donald Trump has always believed that the best policy for reducing inequality was to promote economic growth and reduce unemployment among Afro-Americans.
For the past three years, he has continued to highlight its decline to present themselves as “the president who has done more for the black community since Abraham Lincoln, who abolished slavery in the 1860s.
“Equality before the law should mean that every American receives the same treatment in every interaction with the forces of law and order, whatever his race, his color, his gender and his faith. They should be treated in a fair manner by the forces of law and order”, has declared on Friday the president Trump. “It is really the provisions of our Constitution and what the founding of our country.”