While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, President Joe Biden claimed George Floyd’s daughter wanted to sit on his lap during their visit to the White House. The comment from Biden is quite concerning considering Biden already has a bad public image when it comes to his behavior around children.
The comments from Biden come after the family belonging to Floyd visited the White House on Tuesday on the anniversary of Floyd’s death in May of 2020 when he was killed by fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
While speaking out about the visit, Biden claimed, “[Gianna] threw her arms around me, gave me a big hug and wanted to sit on my lap.”
The president was then asked about what Gianna ate at the White House.
“My wife would kill me,” Biden randomly muttered. “— we gave her some ice cream, she had some Cheetos, and I think she had some chocolate milk,” Biden said.
PRES. BIDEN: George Floyd's daughter Gianna "threw her arms around me, gave me a big hug — and wanted to sit in my lap."
"My wife would kill me — we gave her some ice cream, she had some Cheetos, and I think she had some chocolate milk," POTUS says. pic.twitter.com/YbWYzVhvag
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 25, 2021
This wasn’t the only noteworthy event that took place on the anniversary of Floyd’s death.
During the George Floyd memorial in Minneapolis, news cameras appeared to catch a shooting on camera at the location of Floyd’s death.
“Shots fired at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis,” reported Fox News correspondent Garrett Tenney. “It sounded like an exchange of gunfire with around 10 shots. Our crew evacuated the area and aren’t in a position to see more right now. I’ll update with more if/when we can.”
BREAKING: Drive-by shooting caught on Live TV in George Floyd Square as reporter talks about reforming police pic.twitter.com/FZYlIMDcVE
— ANTIFABOOK.COM (@JackPosobiec) May 25, 2021
The audio of the shooting was captured as heard in the following clip however the video footage appears to be prerecorded.
BREAKING: Shots fired at the George Floyd memorial in Minneapolis on the one year anniversary of his death
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 25, 2021
Check out what Heavy reported:
That’s the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s death. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted by a jury of murder. It’s not clear whether the shots being fired caused any injuries or what the motive was or who fired them.
Also on the anniversary, Floyd’s family was expected to meet with President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, according to CNN. Floyd died on May 25, 2020.
George Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, told CNN that he thinks “things have changed” since Floyd died.
“I think it’s moving slowly, but it’s making progress. I just want everything to be better in life, because I don’t want to see people dying the same way my brother has passed,” Philonise Floyd said on CNN’s “New Day.”
Other journalists also heard the gunfire. Alex Presha, a journalist with ABC News, wrote that he heard about 12 gunshots.
“This morning at #GeorgeFloyd Square our team heard what sounded like well over a dozen gun shots. We’re rushed behind a row of cars. The once active intersection full of camera crews and people now clearing out. Everyone appears to be OK,” he wrote.
People sheltered in place after the shots rang out.
Philip Crowther of the Associated Press noted that one shot broke a window. “From our vantage point we see one broken window, apparently from one of the shots fired. Consensus among reporters here at George Floyd Square was that we heard anywhere between a dozen and two dozen shots fired,” he wrote on Twitter.
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Author: Collin Rugg
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