Say what you will about Donald Trump.
If they manage to roll out Joe Biden as president, it’s going to be disgusting.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to attend the funeral next week of George Floyd, the black man who died at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer, a lawyer for Floyd’s family said Tuesday.
The lawyer, Ben Crump, said Floyd’s family will hold the funeral in Houston, Texas, on June 9, after holding memorial services in Minneapolis on Thursday and another memorial in North Carolina on Saturday.
“And we understand Vice President Biden will be in attendance” at the funeral, said Crump.
Biden is the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
A spokesman for Biden’s campaign had no immediate comment when asked to confirm Crump’s statement.
Biden earlier Tuesday called the civil unrest across the nation a “wake-up call” for America.
He also criticized Trump for the president’s response to the protests, which included threatening to send the military to cities and states that do not control unrest related to the protests.
“Look, the presidency is a big job. Nobody will get everything right. And I won’t either. But I promise you this. I won’t traffic in fear and division,” Biden said.
“I won’t fan the flames of hate. I will seek to heal the racial wounds that have long plagued this country — not use them for political gain.”
The ME’s office said that Floyd died from cardiopulmonary arrest complicated by police restraining him and compressing his neck.
The ME’s autopsy noted “other significant conditions” in Floyd, which included “arteriosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease; fentanyl intoxication; recent methamphetamine use.”
If you want to picture a Joe Biden presidency, picture a beefy black on drugs kneeling down on your neck, forever.