DALLAS — Former President George W. Bush said Tuesday that he and his wife, Laura, were “anguished by the brutal suffocation of George Floyd.”
In a 500-word statement by the 43rd president, Bush said that “America’s greatest challenge has long been to unite people of very different backgrounds into a single nation of justice and opportunity.”
Last week, former President Barack Obama said that the death of Floyd “shouldn’t be ‘normal’ in 2020 America.”
Floyd died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into the handcuffed black man’s neck for several minutes, even after he stopped moving.
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