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The Daily BeastJun 05, 2020
Trump: George Floyd Is ‘Looking Down' and Celebrating ‘This Great Day'
Chip SomodevillaAfter President Donald Trump celebrated unexpectedly good jobs numbers on Friday, and then briefly alluded to a fight for "equal justice under the law," he said he hoped George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes, was "looking down" and celebrating "this great day." 

The U.S. unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 13.3 percent in May, according to government figures—however the rate for African-Americans rose to 16.8 percent, according to a report published Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The highest rate was for Latino workers, with 17.6 percent out of work.

Despite this, Trump called it "a tremendous tribute to equality," nodding at the return of millions of jobs that disappeared during the coronavirus pandemic before pivoting to the recent protests against police brutality.

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Reuters PoliticsJun 05, 2020
Trump says jobs data shows 'greatest comeback in American history'
President Donald Trump on Friday celebrated a stunning U.S. employment report that showed more than 2.5 million jobs were added last month during the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, and predicted the battered economy will recover all of its lost jobs by next year.
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