Atlanta Mayor Claims Trump Making Death of George Floyd Aftermath 'Worse'
Keisha Lance Bottoms says president should 'stop talking'
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms blasted President Donald Trump for talking about the violent protests across the US in response to the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody after a white officer kneeled on his neck.
Bottoms told CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday:
“He should just stop talking," Bottoms said of the President.
"This is like Charlottesville all over again."
"He speaks, and he makes it worse. There are times when you should just be quiet," she added.
"And I wish that he would just be quiet," the Mayor continued.
"Or if he can’t be silent, if there is somebody of good sense and good conscience in the White House, put him in front of a teleprompter and pray that he reads it and at least says the right things because he is making it worse,” Bottoms said.
“This is like Charlottesville all over again. He speaks and he makes it worse. There are times when you should just be quiet. And I wish he would just be quiet.” Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms reacts to President Trump’s handling of protests across the country #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/YvbyZkUug2— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 31, 2020
Trump drew a backlash in 2017 after the leftist media twisted his word when he said there were “very fine people on both sides."
Meanwhile, Chicago's Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot made an unprofessional remark to Trump during a press conference on Friday.
Responding to the president's tweet blasting the riots, looting, and fires in Minneapolis Thursday night, saying:
"It’s two words: It begins with F and ends with you.”
On Saturday, Trump described the rioting protesters as "organized groups" that have nothing to do with mourning the death of Floyd.
Protests have violently flared up across the country following the death of Floyd, who died after being forcibly restrained by police.
"These are 'Organized Groups' that have nothing to do with George Floyd," Trump tweeted Saturday morning. "Sad!"
These are “Organized Groups” that have nothing to do with George Floyd. Sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2020
"The professionally managed so-called 'protesters' at the White House had little to do with the memory of George Floyd," he said in a tweet moments before.