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Stephen Jackson responds to Trump’s comments on George Floyd: ‘Do not speak on my brother’s name’

During a speech at the Rose Garden on Friday, President Donald Trump said that George Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer nearly two weeks ago, would be happy to see the country’s latest job numbers.

“This is a great thing that’s happening for our country,” Trump said. “It’s a great day for him. It’s a great day for everybody … in terms of equality.”

Former Warrior Stephen Jackson, who was close friends with Floyd and called him his “twin” wasn’t having it. In a response posted to Instagram, Jackson told Trump to keep Floyd’s name out of his mouth.

“Hey, this message is for Donald Trump,” Jackson said. “Do not speak on my brother’s name.”

“You see how the whole world stood together? Arm to arm, race to race, everybody standing for love? 50 states, 18 countries. That’s what me and my brother Floyd did. So we coming to get you out the White House.

“I’m making you a promise, you will not be in the White House come November. You will not be reelected, I’m telling you now.

Jackson has become an activist in the wake of Floyd’s murder, and has pledged to support Floyd’s six-year old daughter.


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