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George Floyd's memorial on Thursday was more powerful TV than Trump's photo op. Here's why

USATODAY.com Thursday, 4 June 2020
With the Rev. Al Sharpton in fine rabble-rousing form, George Floyd's memorial on Thursday was more powerful TV than Trump's photo op on Monday.
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People around the globe have been grieving the loss of George Floyd since he died in police custody on Memorial Day, reports Erin Hassanzadeh (2:33). WCCO 4 News At 10 – June 4, 2020

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Former President Barack Obama has brought "solace" to George Floyd's family. Obama and Floyd's family had an emotional 25-minute phone call recently, reports Business Insider. Al Sharpton spoke with the New York Times, revealing some of the finer details. "I want you to have hope. I want you to know that Michelle and I will do anything you want me to do." Obama The call shows how powerful Obama's role remains in American public life.

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