President Trump said Friday that he’s spoken to the family of George Floyd.
“I want to express our nation’s deepest condolences and most heartfelt sympathies to the family of George Floyd,” Trump said during a roundtable event at the White House.
Trump said it was “a terrible, terrible thing that happened,” before adding that he’s ordered the Justice Department to expedite a federal investigation into the matter.
“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 it’s very hard to even conceive of anything other than what we did see,” Trump remarked, adding it “should never be allowed to happen, a thing like that.”
“I spoke to members of the family — terrific people. And we’ll be reporting as time goes by,” he continued.