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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot rips Trump with expletive, says she took George Floyd's death 'personally'

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Lightfoot, the city's first black female mayor, said she took the video of George Floyd's death "personally" as a black woman.
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News video: Trump calls protesters ‘thugs’ after George Floyd death in police custody

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Donald Trump has tweeted that people looting in Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd will be shot. In a partially blocked post, the US President said: "Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!"

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