President Trump Calls for 'Healing Not Hatred' in New Ad Campaign
Emotional video calls for an end to rioting and looting led by Antifa
President Donald Trump’s campaign released a new ad calling for healing amid the widespread riots which have followed the death of George Floyd.
The video features the remarks Trump made at the Kennedy Center last month, where he focused the majority of his speech on the crisis in the country.
“I stand before you as a friend and ally to every American seeking justice and peace,” Trump says in the video.
The video features peaceful protests from the last few days, but also the violent looting and rioting across America.
“The memory of George Floyd is being dishonored by rioters, looters, and anarchists,” Trump says.
Trump also notes far-left group Antifa in the video, where he calls out the organization for contributing to the riots.
"What we are now seeing on the streets of our cities has nothing to do with justice or peace," Trump continues.
"The violence and vandalism are being led by Antifa, and other radical left-wing groups, who are terrorizing the innocent and destroying jobs.
The video ends with images of protesters hugging police officers and Americans cleaning up their cities.
“We are working toward a more just society, but that means building up, not tearing down, joining hands, not hurling fists; standing in solidarity, not surrendering to hostility,” Trump says.
On Monday, Trump walked out of the White House to visit the historic St. John's Church that was recently set ablaze by rioters.
The president stood in front of the 200-year-old building and held up a bible, telling members of the press:
“We have a great country, the greatest country in the world.”
Mr. Floyd died while in police custody following a brutal arrest where an officer knelt on his neck for over five minutes while he was handcuffed and on the ground.