President Trump on Wednesday called the death of Minnesota man George Floyd at the hands of white cops there a “very, very sad event” as he revealed an FBI-DOJ probe into the death.
The president broke his silence on Floyd’s troubling death during a trip to the Kennedy Space Center where he was pressed by reporters on whether he thought the officers involved should be prosecuted.
“We’re going to look at it and we’re going to get a report tomorrow when we get back,” Trump said.
“We’re going to get a very full report but a very sad day,” he continued.
“At my request, the FBI and the Department of Justice are already well into an investigation,” he later tweeted. “I have asked for this investigation to be expedited and greatly appreciate all of the work done by local law enforcement. My heart goes out to George’s family and friends. Justice will be served!
Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man, died in custody on Monday after he was handcuffed and pinned to the ground by a police officer, according to videos and media reports of the incident.