US President Donald Trump has said that the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while an officer kneeled on his neck, is “a very, very sad event.
He stated this on Wednesday at the Kennedy Space Centre where he was on a tour and to witness how the company SpaceS prepare to launch two US astronauts to the ISS.
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When asked by reporters at the venue if the Police officer should be prosecuted, Trump said the case would be looked into.
“We’re going to look at it and get a report tomorrow when we get back, and we’re going to get a very full report. But a very sad day.
Meanwhile, the launch which he went for was postponed due to bad weather.
VIDEO: US President Donald Trump says the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while an officer kneeled on his neck, is “a very, very sad event” pic.twitter.com/M8L3P1uKYM
— AFP news agency (@AFP) May 28, 2020
Floyd gave up the ghost shortly after four police officers assaulted him in Minneapolis, a city in Minnesota.
One of the officers was seen in a video kneeling on his neck while he was handcuffed.
“Your knee in my neck. I can’t breathe… Mama. Mama,” Floyd pleaded, slowly grew silent and motionless, unable to move even as the officers taunted him to “get up and get in the car”.
He was taken to the hospital where he was later declared dead.