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5 Jun 2020

Trump provokes outrage after saying ‘great day’ for George Floyd as unemployment falls

In the United States, President Trump has caused outrage after suggesting that it was a “great day” for George Floyd – the black man whose death at the knee of a police officer sparked days of  protests and unrest across the country.

Mr Trump was hailing new figures showing a surprise drop in US unemployment – but refused to take any questions from reporters.  Campaigners described his remarks as “despicable”.

From Washington, Kate Fisher reports – and be warned, there are some distressing images from the start of her report.