A slew of Democrats and other left-leaning individuals attacked President Donald Trump on Friday for supposedly suggesting that George Floyd is "looking down from heaven" in gladness of the country's strong May jobs results and saying "this is a great day for him."
But the major issue is that these individuals have taken Trump's comments completely out of context.
Though Trump did deliver a message about the May jobs report and did say that "this is a great day" for George Floyd, those two separate statements were wrongfully conflated to make it appear that Trump was suggesting Floyd was happy about the economy.
"Equal justice under the law must mean every American receives equal treatment in every encounter with law enforcement regardless of race, color, gender or creed. They have to receive fair treatment from law enforcement," Trump said, digressing a bit from the remarks he had prepared.
"We all saw what happened last week. We can't let that happen," he continued. "Hopefully, George is looking down right now and saying, 'This is a great thing that's happening for our country.' This is a great day for him. It's a great day for everybody. This is a great day for everybody. This a great, great day in terms of equality."
And then toward the close of his comments, he came back to the remarks he had prepared with a marked transition.
But it appears that many took this opportunity to denigrate the president by fanning the flames of an already tense situation in the US amid the unjust death of George Floyd. And they did this without taking a moment to check the facts—to give Trump the faintest bit of credit.
The Daily Caller's Greg Price was able to gather many tweets from those who were itching to tear down anything Trump might have to say.
And the thread of tweets continues, with people deliberately taking Trump's words out of context for political reasons—at a time when individuals are looking for reasons to be angry.
The Guardian published a report that included tweet outrage from the likes of several Democratic lawmakers, such as Virginia Senator Mark Warner and Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill.