I’m surprised he even deigned to speak with him.
Courtesy of People:
Philonise Floyd is speaking out after the death of his brother George Floyd, the black man whose fatal encounter with police was caught on-camera, with viral footage sparking widespread outrage on social media.
As protests erupt across the country, Floyd virtually spoke with MSNBC’s Al Sharpton on Saturday and talked about the conversations he had with President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden, who is the presumptive Democratic nominee in the 2020 presidential election.
“I never had to beg a man before but I asked [Biden] could he please, please get justice for my brother, please. Because I need it, I just don’t want to see him on a shirt like those other guys. Nobody deserves that,” said Floyd, who was joined by his nephew Brandon Williams and their family attorney Ben Crump.
Meanwhile, Floyd said his call with Trump was much different.
“It was so fast. He didn’t give me the opportunity to even speak. 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.’ I just told him I want justice. I said that I can’t believe that they committed a modern-day lynching in broad daylight,” he shared.
“I can’t stand for that, that hurt me. I just don’t understand, man,” he said as he became emotional and fought back tears. “Why we have to go through this? Why we gotta have all this pain, man? I love my brother. I’m never going to see him again.”
You can bet the farm that Trump did not want to speak to this man.
He likely only did it because his advisers said it would make him seem more presidential.
But this guy is certainly never going to vote for Trump, and Trump really only cares about attracting more votes right now.
That is why he is blowing all of these racist dog whistles and agitating for a race war.
He knows that by doing so he will energize the white nationalists who make up the core of his supporters and that this will hopefully make them forget about that silly old pandemic and refocus on how much they hate black people.