Trump Aides Biting Their Nails Over POTUS' Inflammatory Tweets About Protests

Cheryl Sanders
June 1, 2020

Late last week, Reuters reported that campaign staffers for presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden had donated to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which is paying the bail for people arrested during the protests over the death of black American man George Floyd at the hands of police on 25 May.

Floyd's death was the latest in a string of similar incidents involving unarmed black men in recent years that have raised an outcry over excessive police force and racism, and re-ignited outrage across a politically and racially divided country just months before the November 3 presidential election.

Axios, NBC News, and the New York Times report that Trump's aides have been urging the President to cool it with the divisive tweets and instead attempt to unify the nation by giving a formal address about Floyd, who died after a white officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota kneeled on his neck, as protests against police brutality rage throughout the country.

Some, however, signaled their support for the USA president, asserting that "Joe Biden's campaign is funding a terrorist organization" and that they "support President Trump more than ever". Biden has been campaigning exclusively from his house since coronavirus lockdowns began, repeatedly saying he is following stay-at-home orders issued by Delaware's governor. "It's an utterly American response", the Democratic White House hopeful said in a statement. All the attendees, including Biden, wore face masks but lowered them as they spoke.

"The only way to bear this pain is to turn all that anguish to goal", Biden's post continued.

Former Vice President Joe Biden bows his head in prayer as he visits Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Del., Monday, June 1, 2020. Trump's re-election campaign manager, Brad Parscale, on Saturday said that Biden should deliver a more forceful condemnation of violence. Trump has alternated between expressing alarm over Floyd's death and sympathy for his family and issuing tweets antagonizing protesters and disparaging his political enemies. Some Democrats who have criticized Biden for not being more visible during the onset of the coronavirus said he is making the right moves now.

"I'm sure they have some reluctance, understandably, right now to politicize it".

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