Trump Says He Couldn't Watch The Whole Video Of George Floyd's Murder Because It's 'Over Eight Minutes' Long
During a Wednesday interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News, President Trump admitted he hadn't seen the entire video of George Floyd's murder because of its extreme length—more than eight minutes.
Here's video of Trump's interview with Hannity.
Trump admits he didn't watch full George Floyd video: “It was over eight minutes. Who could watch that?" https://t.co/1SFqaRzOu6
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) June 18, 2020
Trump told Hannity:
"Well, the George Floyd case, nothing has to be said. I watched that, I couldn't really watch it for that long a period of time, it was over eight minutes, and who could watch that?"
Trump tells Sean Hannity that he could not watch George Floyd being murdered for over eight minutes. That's because he can't sit still for more than 30 seconds. And because he himself wasn't on the screen. Don't think for a second he cared about a black man being murdered.
— Jason Overstreet (@JasonOverstreet) June 18, 2020
He has the attention span of a gnat
— Shari 🇨🇦 (@ShariFreeWill) June 18, 2020
tRump admits his attention span is less than 8 minutes. That's less than a kindergartner. Sad.
— Twinsfan81 (@Twinsfan811) June 18, 2020
Though Trump did acknowledge the officer who killed Floyd may have "some big problems, there's no question about it," he went on to defend the killer of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta.
Trump claimed Brook's murderer "heard a gunshot and saw a flash" which the officer never claimed.
Trump: “It was over eight minutes. Who could watch that?"
Everyone else: "Anyone with a soul"
— Mere Mortal Trump Forever Impeached (@JenPetterson) June 18, 2020
He should resign just for this statement.
— ᴀʀᴛ 🇺🇸 (@__Arthur_Dent__) June 18, 2020
The very essence of trash
— Jaiden (@jaiden_mcadoo) June 18, 2020
Twitter couldn't believe the shameless insensitivity of Trump's words.
What an inconvenience? Amirite
— the unknown (@theMindofMaven) June 18, 2020
Trump asks who could watch the killing of George Floyd for that long a period of time. I'd hope the president would watch in order to better understand what black Americans suffer every single day. What a
— audubon (@audubon3514) June 18, 2020
I wonder how he is able to watch 16 hours of cable TV every day.
— Patrick Strother (@PatrickStrother) June 18, 2020
Just as worrisome to many online was Trump's apparent inability to focus on anything but himself for extended periods of time.
The president of the United States admits to not being able to watch a video for 8 minutes. What does that say for briefings, reports, cabinet meeting?
— Jerald (@silvrski) June 18, 2020
8 minutes... no music track.... no cuts.. no flashing lights or explosions.. no teenagers in bikinis .. how could that hold his attention? Sorry, what was it about?
— CoastMtns (@CoastMtns) June 18, 2020
A mature compassionate person could watch and face the awfulness of it.
So clearly not him.
— LuciaMF (@Lucia_Flevares) June 18, 2020
Some thought that Trump might govern differently if he made himself confront difficult footage like the video of Floyd's death.
Hook him up like Alex in Clockwork Orange and force him to watch every minute.
— Fritznkappler (@Fritznkappler1) June 18, 2020
Here's the full clip of Trump's interview with Sean Hannity.
Trump talks police reform amid national unrest on 'Hannity' | FULL INTERVIEW www.youtube.com
America deserves a President that can focus on important issues for much longer than eight minutes.