As millions of Americans – black, white, and otherwise – take a moment Monday to celebrate the life of one of history’s most notable human rights champions in history, it’s important to remember that even the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. pales in comparison with that of Minnesota man George Floyd, who died at the hands of a white cop.
Or, at least, that’s according to President Joe Biden – who, in all fairness, is so addlebrained he likely thinks he was there when MLK was shot and killed.
You know, right after getting back from South African where he was arrested with Nelson Mandela.
Biden claimed in June of 2020 that MLK’s murder “did not have the worldwide impact that George Floyd’s death did,” openly suggesting that a drug-addicted felon’s death, which was not proven to be racially motivated and was afterwards met with violent and destructive protests resulting in the loss of a dozen innocent lives and billions of dollars’ worth of damage to both public and private property, was a bigger deal than the 1968 targeted assassination of one of the greatest peaceful civil rights leaders of all time.
“It’s just like television changed the Civil Rights movement for the better when they saw Bull Connor and his dogs ripping the clothes off of elderly black women going to church and firehoses ripping the skin off of young kids,” Biden said at the time.
“What happened to George Floyd…now you got how many people around the country, millions of cellphones. It’s changed the way everybody’s looking at this,” he added. “Look at the millions of people marching around the world.”
Biden: “Even Dr. King’s assassination did not have the worldwide impact that George Floyd’s death did.” pic.twitter.com/sth2bArDDI— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) January 17, 2022