Illustration for article titled Timeline Of Trump’s Response To The George Floyd Protests

In the two weeks since protests erupted across the nation following a Minneapolis police officer killing black man George Floyd, President Donald Trump has continued to stoke controversy with his responses. The Onion recounts Trump’s decisions, actions, and statements throughout the protests.

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October 1973: Justice Department sues Trump for discriminating against African Americans, a technique known as “foreshadowing.”

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May 25, 2020: Trump’s Bible study group interrupted by news of George Floyd’s death.

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May 26: Caps lock preemptively turned on.


May 27: Congratulates police officer Derek Chauvin for actually doing what he only ever had courage to take out full-page newspaper ads calling for.

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May 29: Answers calls for justice with a resounding “No.”


May 30: Attempts to diffuse tensions by inviting George Floyd to White House.


June 1: Police fire tear gas at White House protestors over miscommunication of who has space booked for 5:30 p.m. slot.

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June 5: Expresses deep regret that George Floyd will never have chance to be racially profiled at any of his businesses.

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June 9: Meets with police officers to assure them that he and virtually every elected official in America have their backs.

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