“I hope George is just looking down and saying it’s a great thing happening for our country,” Trump said in Rose Garden on Friday, shortly after claiming the economy was coming back like a “rocket ship”.
“This is a great day for him. It’s a great day for everyone,” Trump said.
“George Floyd’s last words -” I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe, ”they echoed across this nation, and honestly, around the world,” Biden said Friday at Delaware State University, a historically black university in Dover, Delaware.
“For the president to try to put any other words in George Floyd’s mouth, I honestly think it’s contemptuous.”
“The fact that he did it the day black unemployment rose, Latin American unemployment rose, and the jump in youth jumps increased, says everything you need to know about this man and what really interests him,” Biden said.
Trump’s reluctance to engage
Reluctant, or perhaps incapable, of having difficult talks with Americans on racial justice issues facing America, Trump played safe in Maine on Friday – speaking in front of a predominantly white audience in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, where 95% of the population is white .
Trump won Maine’s second constituency 51% and Hillary Clinton 41% in 2016, after the district twice backed former President Barack Obama – despite the loss of the state as a whole. Yet, ever since Maine shared its electoral votes, Trump has earned one electoral vote for his victory in the second district.
Democratic MP Jared Golden switched the district in 2018 to the first use of a country that voted for the House race, but with Trump again on the electoral list this fall, the first-month lawmaker could have a competitive re-election.
During Trump’s visit to Puritan Medical Products, he spoke about the handling of his pandemic and the “thousands” of lives they saved, as well as new economic figures and his team’s efforts to spur expansion American manufacturing companies. The president barely alluded to protests across the country seeking support in his re-election campaign.
He made one vague reference that this moment is “historical time” amid comments about the pandemic.
“This is a very important time for our country. See what is happening. But a lot of good things are happening,” Trump said in Puritan on Friday afternoon. “A very big thing happened even though we saw (economic) numbers today like we’ve never seen in the history of our country. Good timing. Because people look at it and say, ‘Hey, this country is great.’ ‘ “
Trump’s growing isolation is becoming more striking as polls show Biden, a former vice president, has expanded his lead over Trump in polls testing their November match.
“We saved thousands and thousands of lives,” Trump said.
During an afternoon roundtable with a commercial fisherman in Bangor, Trump compared Maine ruler Janet Mills, a Democrat, to a “dictator” for over-opening the state’s economy.
“All states are opening up, making a lot of money. That’s why we had good numbers today,” Trump said. “You have a governor who doesn’t know what he’s doing, and she’s like a dictator, you know?”
Later during Puritan, in the final step, Trump called Maine a “great state” for winning the Nov. 3 election.
“By the way, get that other half with Trump,” he said, alluding to the state’s second, more liberal district, which lost by double-digit numbers. “You,” he told the audience, “I don’t have to worry.”