President Trump said he had spoken to George Floyd’s family members on Friday – and called on the Justice Department to expedite investigations into his death.
“Our country’s deepest condolences and heartfelt condolences to George Floyd’s family,” Trump told reporters.
The president said, “I understand the hurt, I understand the pain. There have been a lot of people.
Trump said he had spoken to Floyd’s family, calling them “terrorists,” but did not provide additional details.
“The Floyd family, this is very important to us, and it is very important to me to make sure everything is taken care of. It is a terrible and scary situation, ”he said.
Floyd died after a white Minneapolis police officer was strangled for several minutes. His death has sparked mass protests across the country.
The officer, Derek Chuvv, was charged Friday with murder and murder.
Trump said the country did not want to “go further into illegal anarchy and chaos.”