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NBC News 5 Jun 2020

Joe Biden Slams President Donald Trump Comments On George Floyd As 'Despicable'

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Former Vice President Joe Biden said it was "despicable" for President Trump "to put any other words in the mouth of George Floyd." Trump on Friday had said that it's a "great day" for Floyd and a "great day for everybody."


Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to President Donald Trump's comments saying Colin Kaepernick should be given another chance in the NFL if Kaepernick has the playing ability.
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CNN political director David Chalian responds to President Donald Trump's comments on late congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis, calling them "shameful."
Joe Biden slams President Trump's cognitive ability in speech.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta examines how the cognitive health of both President Donald Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden are playing out as a potential campaign issue in the race for the White House.

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INSTEAD, OVERSHADOWED BY WHAT HE
SAID ABOUT GEORGE FLOYD.
GEOFF BENNETT IS AT THE WHITE
HOUSE.
>> Reporter: DURING HIS
45-MINUTE UNSCRIPTED AND
FREE-WHEELING ROSE GARDEN
SPEECH, PRESIDENT TRUMP AT ONE
POINT INVOKED THE NAME GEORGE
FLOYD.
>> THEY HAVE TO RECEIVE FAIR
TREATMENT FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT.
THEY HAVE TO RECEIVE IT.
WE ALL SAW WHAT HAPPENED LAST
WEEK.
WE CAN’T LET THAT HAPPEN.
HOPEFULLY, GEORGE IS LOOKING
DOWN RIGHT NOW AND SAYING
THERE’S A GREAT THING THAT’S
HAPPENING FOR OUR COUNTRY.
IT’S A GREAT DAY FOR HIM.
IT’S A GREAT DAY FOR EVERYBODY.
THIS IS A GREAT DAY FOR
EVERYBODY.
THIS IS A GREAT, GREAT DAY IN
TERMS OF EQUALITY.
>> Reporter: AFTER THE SPEECH,
THE PRESIDENT SHHHED A REPORTER
WHO ASKED HOW HE PLANS TO
ADDRESS SYSTEMIC RACISM.
>> WHAT’S YOUR PLAN?
>> OUR COUNTRY IS SO STRONG.
AND THAT’S WHAT MY PLAN IS.
>> Reporter: 2020 DEMOCRATIC
CONTENDER JOE BIDEN SLAMMING THE
PRESIDENT’S REMARK ABOUT GEORGE
FLOYD, WHILE CAMPAIGNING TODAY
IN DELAWARE.
>> FOR THE PRESIDENT TO TRY TO
PUT ANY OTHER WORDS IN THE
MOUTHS OF GEORGE FLOYD, I
FRANKLY THINK IT’S DESPICABLE.
>> Reporter: ALL OF IT UNFOLDING
AS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FORMER
CHIEF OF STAFF, JOHN KELLY SAID
TODAY HE AGREES WITH FORMER
TRUMP DEFENSE SECRETARY JIM
MATTIS, WHO THIS WEEK SLAMMED
THE PRESIDENT’S LEADERSHIP IN A
SCATHING OP-ED.
>> I AGREE WITH HIM.
I THINK WE NEED TO LOOK HARDER
AT WHO WE ELECT.
>> Reporter: KELLY, A RETIRED
FOUR-STAR MARINE GENERAL, ALSO
CAUTIONED AGAINST THE
PRESIDENT’S THREAT TO USE TROOPS
TO PUT DOWN PROTESTERS.
>> THE TROOPS HATE IT.
THEY DON’T SEE IT AS THEIR JOB.
THEY DON’T WANT TO BE USED IN
THAT WAY UNLESS IT’S REALLY
STREMMIST.
>> Reporter: DURING THE UNREST,
WORKERS TRANSFORMED THE ALREADY
SECURE WHITE HOUSE COMPLEX INTO
A FORTRESS, TALL WALL OF STEEL
FENCING SURROUNDING THE
PERIMETER.
AND TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS
DEPLOYED AN ALPHABET SOUP OF
MILITARY DEPLOYED IN THE
NATION’S CAPITAL.
MAYOR BOWSER WANTS THEM GONE.
>> Reporter: WE’VE MADE THAT
FORMER REQUEST TO THE WHITE
HOUSE.
>> Reporter: THE MAYOR SENDING
MESSAGES, DIRECTING ARTISTS TO
PAINT "BLACK LIVES MATTER" ON A
STREET DIRECTLY TO THE WHITE
HOUSE AND RENAMING IT BLACK
LIVES MATTER PLAZA TO URGE
CHANGES IN POLICE PRACTICES.
TONIGHT WASHINGTON, D.C. IS

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