On Friday, President Donald Trump said he spoke to George Floyd’s family following his untimely murder. But Floyd’s brother Philonise said the conversation went by “so fast.”
“He didn’t give me an opportunity to even speak,” Floyd told MSNBC. “It was hard. I was trying to talk to him, but he just kept, like, pushing me off, like ‘I don’t want to hear what you’re talking about.’
During an event at the White House, Trump told media he could tell the family was grieving the death.
“I spoke to members of the family, terrific people, and we’ll be reporting as time goes by,” Trump told reporters. “I just expressed my sorrow. That was a horrible thing to witness,” he continued. Adding that it “looked like there was no excuse for it.”
This comes after President Trump incited violence towards the protestors in Minnesota. Tweeting “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
Floyd said he never begged for anything in his life, but when he spoke with Vice President Biden, he begged for justice.
“I asked him, could he please, please get justice for my brother,” Floyd recalled. “I need it. I do not want to see him on a shirt just like the other guys. Nobody deserved that. Black folk don’t deserve that. We’re all dying.”
According to Trump, he asked the Department of Justice to expedite the investigation into Floyd’s alleged murder, adding that “hopefully everything can fairly be taken care of.”
Floyd’s sister, Bridget, was interview by the TODAY show and said her faith in God is helping her stay afloat.
“I believe justice will be served,” said Bridgett. “I have enough faith to stand on it.”
[VIDEO] ‘I Was 5 Feet Away!’: Teen Who Recorded George Floyd’s Death Says She’s Traumatized
Darnella Frazier, 17, said she’s received hate online and is traumatized since she recorded the graphic murder of George Floyd while he was being arrested.
In an interview with TMZ, Frazier said she is “utterly traumatized” after the event. She also said she’s received tons of nasty comments about the recording. Some insisting she was recording for clout. While others said she should have stepped while Floyd was in distress.
Frazier took to her Facebook and shared that she is a minor who was incredibly afraid during the incident as well.
“Of course I’m not about the fight off a cop, I’m scared,” she explained in her Facebook post. “Fighting would’ve got someone else killed or in the same position George was in!”
It’s also clear from the video footage captured by the high-school student that several others can be heard screaming at the cops that Floyd cannot breathe.
“If it wasn’t for me, four cops wouldn’t still had their jobs,” said Frazier.
Frazier’s mother says her daughter is already affected by the horrific event, saying she’s experiencing social anxiety and cannot be in large groups right now.