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Trump says death of George Floyd a ‘very sad event’

US President Donald Trump says the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while an officer kneeled on his neck, is "a very, very sad event". Trump made the comments while touring the Kennedy Space Center before SpaceX's planned launch to the International Space Station, which was eventually scrubbed due to fears of a lightning strike.

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