The 46-year-old Floyd died two years ago Wednesday at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, an anniversary that was largely overshadowed by the horrific slaughter Tuesday of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
“As we grieve the children of Uvalde today, we should take time to recognize that two years have passed since the murder of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer,” Mr. Obama tweeted. “His killing stays with us all to this day, especially those who loved him.”
Mike Davis, founder and president of the Article III Project, pointed out that Floyd was a career criminal who had been detained by police on suspicion of using a counterfeit $20 bill to buy cigarettes at a Cup Foods in Minneapolis.
“George Floyd didn’t deserve to die. And the justice system worked,” tweeted Mr. Davis. “But he was a criminal scumbag. Disgusting Obama thinks the murder of 19 kids and 2 teachers is a good time to ‘recognize’ George Floyd.”
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