“I Just Told Him I Want Justice.” Brother Of George Floyd Dissatisfied With Trump Call
President Trump called and spoke with the brother of George Floyd on Saturday. Philonise Floyd did not seem pleased with the call as he talked to MSNBC’s Al Sharpton. Floyd said of the call, “he didn’t give me the opportunity to even speak.” He added, “It was hard, I was trying to talk to him, but he just kept pushing me off like ‘I don’t want to hear what you are 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,” Floyd went on to say. He continued to tell Sharpton that he begged President Trump. He said, “I never begged for anything before. I asked the vice president if he could get justice for my brother. I just don’t want to see him on a shirt like those other guys.”
The White House has not responded to Floyd’s comments about the call. Nationwide protests have broken out as a result of the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis. The officer, Derek Chauvin, has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder. The charge is not good enough in the eyes of Philonise Floyd.
Floyd believes that Chauvin should be charged in the first-degree and many Americans agree. “They all need to be convicted of first-degree murder and given the death penalty. They didn’t care what they wanted to do with my brother. He was scum, he was nothing.” The other three officers involved have been fired but not charged.
As the protesting continues we will see if the other officers will face charges.