Biden raises money off George Floyd's 'I can't breathe' comments

Biden raises money off George Floyd's 'I can't breathe' comments

The Joe Biden campaign on Tuesday sent an email to its supporters on Tuesday that highlighted "George Floyd's last words" in a message that included a link for people to donate to the campaign, a move which drew criticism from conservatives like Donald Trump Jr. Wednesday.

The lengthy email tore into President Trump's handling of the unrest following Floyd's death last week while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department, called for an end to violence from rioters and said that Biden would create a "national police oversight commission."

The element in the Biden email that drew Trump Jr.'s ire was the email's opening, which used Floyd's words while a Minneapolis police officer was using his knee to pin Floyd to the ground by his neck to grab readers' attention.

The Trump emails do not ask for money from supporters and include no fundraising link, unlike the Biden emails.

Antifa, which appears likely to have contributed to at least some of the violence in American cities in recent days, has been a target of Republican politicians like Trump who have sought to take a law-and-order stance condemning the riots while also making clear they support peaceful protesters upset over Floyd's death.

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