Fury as Trump ‘fails to mention George Floyd or Breonna Taylor’ in his speech on police reform – The Sun

FURY was sparked as Donald Trump appeared to have failed to mention George Floyd or Breonna Taylor in his speech on police reform.

The president's speech came ahead of signing an executive order on police reform in the US.



In giving his speech, Trump mentioned he just met with the families of many Black men and women killed by police – including Ahmaud Arbery, Botham Jean, Antwon Rose II, Jemel Roberson, Atatiana Jefferson, Michael Dean, Darius Tarver, Cameron Lamb and Everett Palmer.

Throughout his speech, however, Trump did not mention the name of George Floyd  or Breonna Taylor.

Some people were outraged at Trump's failure to mention Floyd and Taylor's names.

"You @realDonaldTrump failed to mention George Floyd and Breonna Taylor…why? You have NO IDEA what you're doing OR talking about!" one user tweeted.

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"@realDonaldTrump REFUSED TO SAY HIS NAME! #GEORGEFLOYD #DISGRACEFUL" another user tweeted.

One user said: "I didn’t hear him say George Floyd’s name?"

"Trump didn't mention the names of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. He is not really addressing police brutality which is the problem," one user wrote.

Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died when Minnesota cop Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck during an arrest on May 25.

Floyd's death sparked protests across the nation, as people show support for the Black Lives Matter movement and call for an end to police brutality.

He also did not mention the name of Breonna Taylor, who has also become the focus of many protests as people demand justice in her death.

Taylor was shot dead in her home by police on March 13, when cops were looking for a man who she allegedly dated two years ago.





Trump's executive order bans chokeholds, "except if an officer's life is at risk."

It also requires police department to communicate when cops have "significant issues" with "credible abuses.

The order also gives federal funding so cops can work with qualified individuals like social workers when interacting with people who are homeless, have mental health problems, or substance abuse issues.

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