Biden says he’s “furious” Trump “calling for violence against American citizens during a moment of pain”

Joe Biden tweeted Friday morning:

This is not abstract: a black reporter was arrested while doing his job this morning, while the white police officer who killed George Floyd remains free. I am glad swift action was taken, but this, to me, says everything.

I will not lift the President’s tweet. I will not give him that amplification. But he is calling for violence against American citizens during a moment of pain for so many. I’m furious, and you should be too.

Biden appears to referring to President Trump’s tweet that was flagged and censored from Twitter. 

Trump wrote:

“These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”

The White House Twitter account later shared the same tweet and were also flagged.

The account tweeted this morning in direct response to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey:

The President did not glorify violence. He clearly condemned it. @Jack and Twitter’s biased, bad-faith “fact-checkers” have made it clear: Twitter is a publisher, not a platform.