While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, President Joe Biden claimed George Floyd’s daughter wanted to sit on his lap during their visit to the White House. The comment from Biden is quite concerning considering Biden already has a bad public image when it comes to his behavior around children.
The comments from Biden come after the family belonging to Floyd visited the White House on Tuesday on the anniversary of Floyd’s death in May of 2020 when he was killed by fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
While speaking out about the visit, Biden claimed, “[Gianna] threw her arms around me, gave me a big hug and wanted to sit on my lap.”
The president was then asked about what Gianna ate at the White House.
“My wife would kill me,” Biden randomly muttered. “— we gave her some ice cream, she had some Cheetos, and I think she had some chocolate milk,” Biden said.
A woman who sat as an alternate juror on the Derek Chauvin trial told a local news station that she was concerned about “rioting and destruction” as well as people turning up at her house if they were angry at the verdict.
Lisa Christensen also revealed to KARE 11 how the riots that preceded the verdict were close to her house and that she routinely witnessed them after the trial had concluded for the day.
“When I came home, I could hear the helicopters flying over my house… I could hear the flash bangs going off,” Christensen said. “If I stepped outside, I could see the smoke from the grenades. One day, the trial ran a little late, and I had trouble getting to my house, because the protesters were blocking the interstate, so I had to go way around.”
Christensen said she had no idea she would be dismissed by the judge and not be a part of deliberations, something that happened “right before the 12 jurors were sequestered.”
The University of Edinburgh in Scotland announced that it would rename a university building after George Floyd on Thursday. The Hume Tower was previously named after Scottish Enlightenment philosopher David Hume, who is thought of as a notable classical liberal political philosopher.
The Hume Tower will now be known as 40 George Floyd. The prestigious university, located in Scotland’s capital city, explained in a statement that the renaming was taking place because “of the sensitivities around asking students to use a building named after the 18th century philosopher whose comments on matters of race, though not uncommon at the time, rightly cause distress today.”
Many of Hume’s ideas and publications had influenced the American Revolution and later European movements against absolute monarchy.
The University of Edinburgh claims that the strange renaming is only temporary, but give no timeframe as to when the tower will be reverted to its original name, or changed back at all. They’re probably setting up some clueless, feckless university administrator to back down in the face of militant liberal activists who demand that the Floyd name be honored in perpetuity.