There are such things as fake news, such as when Shoebat.com reported the curious case of military sniper that seems to constantly kill the same terrorist from over a mile away just before certain doom is imminent. But there are many times stories that just cannot be made up, and hence the saying “truth is stranger than fiction”.
Could it be the dementia that Biden has? One does not know. But surely, in what is one of Trump’s more bizarre comments, he has stated that George Floyd is “looking down” at the US as it concerns unemployment numbers as ‘a great day for him’.
Donald Trump has said he hopes George Floyd is “looking down right now” and saying the decline in US unemployment announced on Friday is a “great thing that’s happening for our country”.
The nation’s unemployment rate saw a surprise decline following the coronavirus pandemic but remains higher than during the Great Recession, prompting the president to state that a strong economy was central to improving racial tensions.
His remarks follow Thursday’s memorial for Mr Floyd, who was killed by police on Memorial Day after an officer forced his knee on the back of his neck for nearly nine minutes while facing the ground in handcuffs.
While discussing law enforcement, the president said: “Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying, ‘This is a great thing that’s happening for our country.’ It’s a great day for him, it’s a great day for everybody. It’s a great day for everybody. This is a great, great day.”
Asked how the rate of unemployment among black Americans can be considered a “victory” as it continues to increase, the president told White House reporter Yamiche Alcindor, “You are something.”
A statement from Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said that claims from the president that Mr Floyd would “be praising the economic news are wrong, purposefully misrepresented, and maliciously crafted”. (source)
Truth is stranger than fiction.