President Trump National Address on The Death of George Floyd and National Outcry – Video and Transcript…

There are a lot of people asking for President Trump to give remarks to the nation about the ongoing violence and riots in the aftermath of George Floyd’s horrific murder.

Apparently many people did not listen to President Trump’s address on Saturday afternoon about this exact issue. Or perhaps the media’s need to ignore the content of his speech has led to some confusion. Regardless, here’s the transcript:

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[Transcript of Remarks] – “I want to say a few words about the situation in Minnesota. The death of George Floyd on the streets of Minneapolis was a grave tragedy. It should never have happened. It has filled Americans all over the country with horror, anger, and grief.

Yesterday, I spoke to George’s family and expressed the sorrow of our entire nation for their loss. I stand before you as a friend and ally to every American seeking justice and peace. And I stand before you in firm opposition to anyone exploiting this tragedy to loot, rob, attack, and menace. Healing, not hatred; justice, not chaos are the mission at hand.

The police officers involved in this incident have been fired from their jobs. One officer has already been arrested and charged with murder. State and federal authorities are carrying out an investigation to see what further charges may be warranted, including against, sadly, the other three.

In addition, my administration has opened a civil rights investigation, and I have asked the Attorney General and the Justice Department to expedite it.

I understand the pain that people are feeling. We support the right of peaceful protesters, and we hear their pleas. But what we are now seeing on the streets of our cities has nothing to do with justice or with peace.

The memory of George Floyd is being dishonored by rioters, looters, and anarchists. The violence and vandalism is being led by Antifa and other radical left-wing groups who are terrorizing the innocent, destroying jobs, hurting businesses, and burning down buildings.

The main victims of this horrible, horrible situations are the citizens who live in these once lovely communities. The mobs are devastating the life’s work of good people and destroying their dreams. Right now, America needs creation, not destruction; cooperation, not contempt; security, not anarchy. And there will be no anarchy. Civilization must be cherished, defended, and protected. The voices of law-abiding citizens must be heard, and heard very loudly.

We cannot and must not allow a small group of criminals and vandals to wreck our cities and lay waste to our communities. We must defend the rights of every citizen to live without violence, prejudice, or fear.

We support the overwhelming majority of police officers who are incredible in every way and devoted public servants. They keep our cities safe, protect our communities from gangs and drugs, and risk their own lives for us every day.

No one is more upset than fellow law enforcement officers by the small handful who fail to abide by their oath to serve and protect. My administration will stop mob violence and will stop it cold.

It does not serve the interests of justice or any citizen of any race, color, or creed for the government to give into anarchy, abandon police precincts, or allow communities to be burned to the ground. It won’t happen.

Those making excuses or justifications for violence are not helping the downtrodden, but delivering new anguish and new pain.

From day one of my administration, we have made it a top priority to build up distressed communities and revitalize our crumbling inner cities.

We fought hard with Senator Tim Scott and many others to create Opportunity Zones, helping to draw a surge of new investment to the places in our country that need it most. We must all work together as a society to expand opportunity and to create a future of greater dignity and promise for all of our people. We must forge a partnership with community leaders, local law enforcement, and the faith community to restore hope.

Radical-left criminals, thugs, and others all throughout our country and throughout the world will not be allowed to set communities ablaze. We won’t let it happen. It harms those who have the least. And we will be protecting those who have the least.

The leadership of the National Guard and the Department of Justice are now in close communication with state and city officials in Minnesota. And we’re coordinating our efforts with local law enforcement all across our nation.

In America, justice is never achieved at the hands of an angry mob. I will not allow angry mobs to dominate. It won’t happen. It is essential that we protect the crown jewel of American democracy: the rule of law and our independent system of justice. Every citizen in every community has the right to be safe in their workplace, safe in their homes, and safe in our city streets.

This is the sacred right of all Americans that I am totally determined to defend and will defend. My administration will always stand against violence, mayhem, and disorder.

We will stand with the family of George Floyd with the peaceful protesters and with every law-abiding citizen who wants decency, civility, safety, and security.

We are working toward a more just society, but that means building up, not tearing down; joining hands, not hurling fists; standing in solidarity, not surrendering to hostility.

Moments ago, as we witnessed the launch of two great American astronauts into space, we were filled with the sense of pride and unity that brings us together as Americans. That same spirit which powered our astronauts to the Moon has also helped lift our country to ever greater heights of justice and opportunity throughout our history.

So today, as we mark a renewed commitment to America’s future in space, a tremendous commitment it is. Let us also commit to a brighter future for all of our citizens right here on Earth.

When Americans are united, there is nothing we cannot do. From day one of my administration, we put America first.” (link)  [Video Available Here]

U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr meets with leadership from the DOJ and FBI on Saturday afternoon following his own media address and conversations with President Trump.

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465 Responses to President Trump National Address on The Death of George Floyd and National Outcry – Video and Transcript…

  1. ezgoer says:

    President Trump’s comments were excellent. Problem is unless you watch Fox News you won’t see it. The people who needed to see it aren’t watching Fox. This predicament seems to escape POTUS and his advisers. Had he given a 5 minute talk on national TV, covered by every channel and outlet in prime time his comments would seen by tens of millions who need to see and hear it. He missed a great opportunity to win wider support.

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      If the MSM chooses not to carry a speech, I’m not certain that the POTUS has the authority to order them to.

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    • Yes, he should reiterate in an address without the NASA overlay, and announce the arrests of ANTIFA ring-leaders–at least the mid-level ones who aren’t former federal officials or globalist Nazi art-dealers.

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      • The Green Avenger says:

        He should announce that we are finally honoring Russia’s long standing extradition request for George Soros in regard to his well documented and admitted war crimes during WW2, colluding with the Nazis to steal the property of his fellow Jews.

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    • Shyster says:

      It needs to be at 3 pm eastern time and billed as a “Presidential Address to the Nation” on an unknown subject of great national importance. That will manipulate the media to start speculating all over cable on the topic. This will focus national attention on his speech.

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    • David R. Graham says:

      Phooey! Thoughts of the wise, surcharged with wisdom, take effect in the world no matter where they are. What has to happen will happen, do not worry yourself or cultivate worry in others. Worry is weakness.

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    • Tl Howard says:

      Yes, I don’t know why POTUS thought he didn’t need to give that speech to the country.
      Do I think it would have stopped the rioters. No, but it would have shut up some of the people who haven’t seen it who are saying, “Where is the President?”

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  2. deplorablepubliussyrus says:

    Now go after AntiFa’s propaganda arm at CNN

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/376952/

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  3. David R. Graham says:

    Democrats are racists, their party is systemically racist, they are white supremacists, they love Russian Communists and hate Russian and any other Christians, their activities are proxy votes for Donald Trump, and police and military force is the only way to get them to stand down. So yes, when they say this is all on account of racists, systemic racism, white supremacists, Russians, and Trump voters, they are telling the truth and should meet with agreement from normal people on those points of theirs.

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  4. CM-TX says:

    👍👍

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  5. old sneakers says:

    Haul George Soros and his whole creepy clan down to Gitmo, see how quickly this stops

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    • gingergal says:

      It’s sad that these liberal cities have left people defenseless and brainwashed against firearms. As we have witnessed, you can’t send a samurai sword or a bow and arrow to do the job of an AR15.

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  6. deplorablepubliussyrus says:

    Add ABC to CNN and MSNBC as Anti Fa/BLM/MB ‘s agitprop outlets…

    https://lidblog.com/rep-omar-national-guard/

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  7. JMP says:

    The speech, while well written and with great content, was still too PC. The death of George Floyd was a single, local event. The cop (or cops) represent only themselves and will be prosecuted fully, including by the Feds. Floyd’s family will probably get a multi million dollar settlement.
    We don’t mourn Floyd’s death as a country or whatever. It’s sad and shouldn’t have happened, but it’s not something to acknowledge as a national issue.
    Crush the riots and let Justice run its course.

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  8. Publius2016 says:

    Simple: SWAP gets called in with rubber bullets and you fire away…

    100 Paddy Wagons on stand by…

    any demonstrations receive warning to disperse…fire tear gas and round up protestors…

    rinse and repeat…

    24 hour holding minimum…

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    • Beau Geste says:

      spray indelible ink and chemical marker. The ywou’t stay around long when they turn very bright luminiscent (especially in UV) green, whatever their original color. Different colors for different locations. Totally soak them. Maybe some skunk smell?
      They can hide and “nasal distance” for a couple of weeks until it wears off.

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  9. Dax Jaket says:

    PLANNING???PLANNING??? WTFFFFFFFFFFF?——–This is Bullschiff.

    Thanks for the National Guard, Mr. KissBlackassPresident. They only arrived 4 days too late.

    Designate the National Guard a rapid Deployment Force with independent Authority to protect Lives and Property to PREVENT RIOTING and MAYHEM. Make it a felony and/or riot to protest wearing a mask.

    1st you let Fauci and the democrap fool you into crashing the economy over seasonal flu.

    Now, you KISSBLACKASS and let the facists burn down the country over an ordinary police arrest.

    You are the stupidest, most chickenschiff president in history.

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  10. Ace says:

    Speeches are nice.
    Terrorists in Gitmo is nicer.

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  11. kleen says:

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  12. fangdog says:

    Antifa and the whole Riot Inc. has been greatly underestimated. They are a well organized; indoctrination, propaganda, physically controlled machine capable of great harm to property and human life.

    They use the naive stupidity of the Democrat Left-wing as vehicles for obtaining immediate destructive goals. IMO, they have to be fully understood for being anti-American invaders from within. They must be treated as a serious enemy of the American people as any enemy who threatens America’s freedom intended way of life. Antifa is pure and simple communist who use communism favoring democrats as one would a rented mule.

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  13. RedNeckJohnGalt says:

    Some facts to share with the ignorant. These statistics are available on the Justice Department website and through the National Institute of Health website as well as others.

    240 Million 911 calls are made in the US annually. There were 50 and 60 million interactions between police and US citizens over the age of 16 in 2015 and 2011 respectively. 1/2 the interactions were initiated by citizens and 1/2 were initiated by LEO. Blacks represent 13% of the population and thus approximately 7 million of the interactions noted above are between police and blacks.

    The average number of people who died in police custody – of all causes – from from 2003 to 2006 was 400. Homicides by gun, at the hands of the police is approximately 1,000 annually. There is some overlap between the 400 individuals who died in police custody and the 1,000 killed by police with guns. OF the 1,000 annual homicides by gun, at the hands of the police, approximately 100 are black. OF the 400 individuals who died in police custody each year approximately 40 are black.

    Thus, out of 50 to 60 MILLION annual interactions – maybe higher now as that data is a little old – 140 blacks die in police custody and / or are killed by police with guns. Some number of those 140 killings are problematic, but most are justified self-defense. Now divide the number 140 by 7 million. That means a black person interacting with the police has a 0.00002% chance of being killed by the police when they interact with the police.

    Compare the 140 black deaths annually of individual blacks interacting with the police to the 10K+ black males between the ages of 15 and 35 killed by OTHER back males between the ages of 15 and 35. Should George Floyd have died in police custody? Of course not. But should why do we riot and burn cities down over – at most – 140 deaths per year – of which 10 or fewer become a cause celeb – while IGNORING the 10K+ deaths caused by young black males shooting other young black males? Remind me again what the definition of a crisis is?

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    • Moe Grimm says:

      +1! In other words… 65+ years of marxist pandering using others hard earned money and property, “affirmative” action, moronic voting patterns repeated ad infinitum by predominantly those too fkg stewpidt to see the gates of their masters plantation swung wide open through which they REFUSE to leave. Screw ’em. Let them stew in their willful ignorance.

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  14. bullnuke says:

    I will stop watching the fake news. Yes that means Fox too. If I hear one more time them asking “are we doing enough”. The narrative is no longer a black man killed by police (arrested and charged). They want to make it that all cops are most Americans are racist unless we change our country. Leftists continue to destroy this great country.
    My very liberal friend is fed up with the crap too. I got a text this morning that said “I wish a new candidate would emerge”. I replied with ? because she knows I am a huge PDJT supporter. She replied “oops, meant for someone else”. Apparently she isn’t too thrilled with Sleepy Joe.

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  15. I just hope no one gets hurt on either side of the line that they may be on…and by watching the news right now it looks like Sunday (tonight) may be the worse night yet for violence. Ugh I really hope no one gets hurt tho.

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  16. We have had our civil rights trampled on for the last few months so that we could save lives and flatten the curve. Even now much of this country is barely open. We are told to wear masks because it is the “nice” thing to do for those who are frightened. BUT these terrorists, I mean protesters, are allowed to roam the streets of their cities and commit arson, aggravated assault, mayhem, and loot and not one negative peep out of the MSM/commie dem/Hollywood cabal. Shouldn’t these terrorist been told to stay home and be nice because it’s the nice thing to do?? Why do they get to be angry and go outside without being socially distant??
    Satan is doing a bang up job calling us good people “selfish” and these selfish terrorists “good”. Wanting your business opened is selfish but burning down all of the businesses around you is freedom of expression.

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  17. Moe Grimm says:

    “Protests”? Witness current situation unfolding in Philadelphia in and about a reported vicinity of 52nd/Walnut. NO police save for one (1) reinforced “swat” van casually moving along at some 3 mph past what must million$ in felony property destruction. Particularly repugnant are the go-grrrl white whimyn participants. Men of the West > these accrue to YOUR weakness. YOUR failures.

    Some 6 yrs. back occurred in Atlanta where although the National Guard was in fact deployed they were not issued even (1) round of M855 or M822. No n e. Philadelphia LE is subject rabid marxist Mejor who dances to his jingle “we’re a sanctuary city” Kenney and his imbecilic police Commissar Danielle Outlaw. Both have zero allegiance to population let alone Oath of Office (just another Felony). As elsewhere, they’ve too abdicated to rampaging wildlife issued weapons and equipment. Worse yet, they’ve likely choose to do this.

    No need to complicate remedy…

    1. With all broadcast mediums broadcast clear warnings against any/all attacks against innocents AND their property.
    2. Clearly and immediately state curfews and vigorously enforce same.
    3. Issue standing cadre to Shoot to Kill for any/all violations of items 1&2 until rescinded (order completely restored for minimum of (7) Days. It remains that: “Naked force has resolved more issues throughout history than any other factor. The contrary opinion, that violence never solves anything, is wishful thinking at its worst. People who forget that [always] pay” – Lt. Jean Rasczak.

    The Murder of George Floyd has read nothing to do with Anarchy threatening life, several already lost, (4) NYPD nearly incinerated last night in Brooklyn, NY, property destruction surely pushing over a Trillion… with no end in site. Only the sheer and often willful ignorance of some 30%-50% of this as presently composed “electorate”, who will VOTE this Nov., is incapable of the distinction. A problem I don’t have.

    ALL this, now 4 years with not one (1) indictment against those who tried to BLOCK this lawfully elected President Donald Trump, and when it failed, the Treasonous attempt to overthrow him and those of us who elected him.

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  18. Gunner says:

    Watching repeats of The Waltons. And, every one of my weapons is staged, loaded and locked.

    I got nothing else!

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    • Moe Grimm says:

      Was waiting for Levin to air. Not tonight – now they’ve lit up St. Johns. Yeah, St. Johns man. Scalps need to lift. And I am way more angry than a mortal man was ever meant to be. In a way I hope they keep pushing. Can’t take much more. If this 1st Phase SHTF, so be it. Real glad I spent what I did on ammo for all my calibers over the past 5 yrs. GTG water, canned greens, red beans/brown rice, prot powder, flour, tons of Clifs and Tiger bars. Have stand up neighbors – good men and women. All passed pissed. And ready for whatever comes through the gate. We’ll be fine.

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