Transcript for Trump says he spoke to George Floyd's family
George Floyd. Terrible event terrible terrible thing that happened. I've asked that the Department of Justice. Expedite the federal investigation into his death. And do it immediately do it as quickly is absolutely possible. It's a local situation but we're also making it into a federal situation and it's. A terrible thing we all saw what we saw and and it's very hard to even conceive of anything other than. What we did see. She never happened should never be allowed to happen a thing like that. But reared chairman that justice be served. And then he spoke to members of the family. Terrific people. And will. Be reporting as time goes by. And we think that. We also have to make the statement and it's very important that. We have peaceful protesters. And support the rights for peaceable protesters. We can't allow a situation. Like happened in Indianapolis to descend further into. Lawless anarchy and K us and we understand that very well it's. Very important I believe to the family to everybody that the memory of George Floyd. Be perfect memory that'd be a perfect memory. The looters should not be allowed to drown out the voices of so many peaceful protests is they hurt so badly. What. Is happening and it's. So bad for the state and for that great city. So we are working very closely would the Justice Department were working with local law enforcement. We're working with everybody and where speaking with the family. And hopefully everything can. Be a fairly. Taking care of I understand the hurt I understand detain. People have. Really been through a lot of family. Of George is entitled to justices and the people of Minnesota are entitled to live in safety. Lawler ought to will prevail the Americans. Will honor the memory have. George. And the fluid family is very important to us it's very important to me to see that. Everything is taken care of properly it's a horrible horrible situation. And so will be reporting back. In due course and as quickly as possible.
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