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Trump says he spoke with family of George Floyd

Reuters Friday, 29 May 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had spoken with the family of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck in a killing that triggered three days of violent protests in Minneapolis.
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While addressing the nation from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the United States President Donald Trump on May 31 expressed his condolences over the death of 46-year-old African American George Floyd who died in Minneapolis on Monday while being restrained by the police, and said that death of George...

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