Biden shreds Trump for calling Friday a 'great day' for George Floyd

Protesters gather in Trafalgar Square during a Black Lives Matter demonstration

Protesters gather in Trafalgar Square during a Black Lives Matter demonstration

President Trump, touting May's lower-than-expected unemployment rate Friday, said a strong economy was the "greatest thing that could happen for race relations".

Florida Rep.Donna Shalala, the former health secretary in the Bill Clinton administration, said she was "appalled" at the reference.

"Let's be clear. A president who takes no responsibility for costing millions and millions of Americans their jobs, deserves no credit when a fraction return, ' said Biden, who also blasted Trump for 'spiking the ball" with the release of a monthly jobs report Friday showing an unexpected drop in unemployment.

"You are something", said Trump in response.

The number of coronavirus related deaths in the United States stands at more than 108,000 and almost 2 million people have tested positive for the virus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

He defended his handling of the pandemic, saying that had he not acted to recommend closings more than 1 million Americans would have died, though most models have only suggested those type of estimates if few or no mitigation efforts were put in place. "Yep, trump just said that". They previously had to spend 75% of the money on maintaining payroll. This likely reflected $510 billion in forgivable loans from the Payroll Protection Program to almost 4.5 million employers-an administration initiative that helped push the unemployment rate down to 13.3% from 14.7% in April.

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We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a transformative new model of public safety. Terrence then led the protesters on a march across the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan's Foley Square under the scorching sun.

Trump also a signed an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program, the federal subsidy program that is helping keep millions on the job.

Perhaps the most important paragraph in today's jobs report was this one: "The number of unemployed persons who were on temporary layoff decreased by 2.7 million in May to 15.3 million, following a sharp increase of 16.2 million in April".

The president spoke for almost an hour and mostly ignored the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests and the death of Mr Floyd in a speech that is bound to further anger protestors.

There are reasonable arguments to be made that Trump's comments were tone deaf.

A few blocks away, city workers painted a huge "Black Lives Matter" sign on 16th Street leading to the White House.

The clip, which is a collation of photos and videos of protest marches and instances of violence in the aftermath of Floyd's death, has Trump speaking in the background and begins with the USA president intoning, "I understand the pain that people are feeling". In addition, the report from mid-May doesn't reflect the effect that protests across the nation have had on business.

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