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Floyd was killed when a police officer Minneapolis captain knee on his neck for at least seven minutes despite Floyd's cries that he could not breathe video of the encounter set off nation wide demonstrations well the White House is blasting U. S. governors following a six night of riots and protests over police brutality and systematic racism in pure Sammer Keith reports president trump berated the governors in a phone call today saying most of the work week and look like fools for not using the full force of the National Guard to maintain order president trump hasn't made public remarks about the ongoing unrest in the streets since Saturday afternoon unless you count tweets but in a call with the nation's governors described by multiple people with knowledge of what was discussed trump expressed frustration with the failure to contain protests which in many cities turn from peaceful to violent and destructive he urged the governors to call in the National Guard and said if we don't have law and order we don't have a country in a particularly testy exchange Illinois governor JB Pritzker told trump the rhetoric coming out of the White House is making it worse trump responded that he didn't like Pritzker's rhetoric either Tamar Keith NPR news former vice president Joe Biden held his first in person campaign event in more than two months meeting with faith leaders at an African American Delaware church in Pierre Scott decker has more from Wilmington on the Democrats presumptive presidential nominee the corona virus had kept biting inside his house relying on digital events in remote interviews since mid March that ended with a meeting at Wilmington's Bethel A. M. E. church but I did listen for more than forty minutes is about fifteen supporters gave him feedback on what he and other leaders could do to improve black lives several people criticized the Obama administration for not doing more to lift African Americans economically and said Biden and other Democrats need to take more time to meet with and listen to younger people Biden said he'd make improving economic opportunities a big part of his administration and that he'd also increased federal oversight of local police departments Scott dentro NPR news Wilmington this is NPR news support for NPR comes from NPR stations other contributors.

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