Trump Called, Didn't Let Me Speak — George Floyd's Brother

Cheryl Sanders
June 1, 2020

George Floyd's brother Philonise Floyd said he spoke with President Donald Trump and unfortunately the conversation didn't leave him feeling hopeful.

"He didn't give me an opportunity to even speak".

Terrence went on to say that his brother was a "gentle giant" who was about "peace" and "unity".

'And what we do know is that the lead suspect has now been charged with murder, there is a federal review and we want to see de-escalation of all of those tensions and American come together'. "The anger, damaging your hometown is not the way he'd want".

The artist Celos paints a mural in Downtown Los Angeles on May 30, 2020 in protest against the death of George Floyd.

Floyd, an unarmed black man, died in police custody after a white officer handcuffed him and knelt on his neck for several minutes, despite the 46-year-old pleading that he could not breathe. Widespread looting, property destruction, and violence against a host of individuals has taken place at or near the protests.

Philonise Floyd said Donald Trump didn't give him a chance to speak during their phone call.

"Why are you out here tearing up your community?" Because when you're finished and turn around and want to go buy something, you done tore it up. So now you messed up your own living arrangements. "I wanna ... just go insane".

Floyd's girlfriend sounded a similar message last month. "I said that I couldn't believe that they committed a modern-day lynching in broad daylight", he added. "And he would not want that", Coureney Ross said.

"I am determined that we will keep fighting to have the cases tried fairly" and get the others charged while monitoring and staying with the family through the prosecution and the trial, he added.

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