Joe Biden calls George Floyd's family after verdict, Internet says 'Trump would've called Chauvin's family'

President Biden is being praised on the Internet for being empathetic towards Floyd's family while a huge section of people say 'Trump would have NEVER done such a kind act'


                            Joe Biden calls George Floyd's family after verdict, Internet says 'Trump would've called Chauvin's family'
President Biden called George Floyd's family after Derek Chauvin was found guilty and ex-POTUS Donald Trump was trolled (Getty Images/Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office)
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President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris called George Floyd's family after the landmark verdict was readout. Former cop Derek Chauvin was declared guilty on all counts -  charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter- and escorted out of the courtroom in handcuffs as a majority of people across the country took to the Internet to celebrate. 

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"There's nothing that's going to make it all better. But at least now there's some justice. And you know, I think of Gianna's comment 'my daddy's going to change the world.' We're going to start to change it now," President Biden was heard telling Floyd's family as Attorney Benjamin Crump put the phone on speaker. "You're an incredible family. I wish I were there just to put my arms around you," Biden added. This exchange between Biden and Floyd's family was another opportunity for citizens, who were waiting for Chauvin to be brought to justice, to commend the president along with the justice system. While another section of people took this as an opportunity to opine on what former president Donald Trump would have done in such an event. 

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Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd's daughter Gianna Floyd, attends a press conference on June 2, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Washington was joined by her daughter and Floyd's friend, former NBA Player Stephen Jackson, speaking about the impact of his death on their family (Getty Images)

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'Trump would have called Chauvin', says social media

"Trump would've called Chauvin's family to say how very badly he was treated. Bigly badly," read another tweet. "Probably still called Chauvin's family," another user wrote in response to the previous tweet. "Let's be honest here. If Trump would have called anyone here, we know it would have been Chauvin's family," read another tweet. 

U.S. President Joe Biden makes remarks in response to the verdict in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin at the Cross Hall of the White House April 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

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"First, Trump wouldn’t have called. We all know what side of this he was on. Second, can you imagine how horrific it would have been if he did? He wouldn’t have gotten in 20 sec before talking about his “great electoral victory”. Decency and compassion are back in the WH," wrote another person on Twitter. "Nice to see President Biden call the family of George Floyd after the verdict. Wonder if Trump is calling Derek Chauvin’s family," another user wrote, trolling the former Prez. "Biden called the Floyd family after the verdict. I expect Trump to make a condolence call to Derek Chauvin," read another tweet. 

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The verdict

A Minneapolis jury on Tuesday, April 20, found Chauvin, 45, guilty of second-and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the murder of Floyd last May. The former police officer who is White was seen on video pinning Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man to the ground with his knee on his neck for over nine minutes after police responded to a report that Floyd used a counterfeit $20 bill.

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Transcripts released in July 2020 of the minutes that led up to Floyd's death revealed Floyd telling officers "I can't breathe" more than 20 times only to have his plea dismissed by Chauvin who said, "It takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk." Before he died, Floyd cried for his dead mother and his children. “Momma, I love you. Tell my kids I love them. I’m dead,” he said.

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George Floyd (L) and with his mother Larcenia Floyd in his childhood (R) (FindMyGrave)

These remarks were made by the Internet and individual organizations, MEAWW cannot confirm them independently and nor does it support these claims being made on social media.

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