Maxine Waters Blames Trump for George Floyd Death says his ‘dog-whistling’ Inspired Police

Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) is blaming President Trump over the death of George Floyd, saying his “dog-whistling” inspired the police officers.

Outrage over the death of 46-year-old Floyd, a Minnesota black man who died while being arrested by police, spurred violent protests in parts of the country.

Floyd’s arrest was caught on video and went viral showing he was pinned down by a white police officer’s knee to his neck.

Also on the video is Floyd saying he could not breathe.

Video coverage of Floyd’s arrest shows he was unarmed and restrained with handcuffs.

The four police officers on the scene were fired.

The New York Times reports:

Medaria Arradondo, the chief, swiftly fired all four men on Tuesday and called for an F.B.I. investigation once the video showed that the official police account of the arrest of the man, George Floyd, bore little resemblance to what actually occurred.

Waters was interviewed about Floyd’s death on TMZ (watch here).

The Washington Times reports:

“I’m thinking about the way that the president conducts himself,” she continued. “In a way he’s dog-whistling, and I think that they are feeling that they can get away with this kind of treatment.”

Waters also said she thinks the officer “enjoyed doing what he was doing.”

Derek Chauvin, the former police officer on video pressing his knee against Floyd’s neck, was taken into custody today.

Fox 16 reports:

Chauvin, the former officer seen in a bystander video Monday kneeling on Floyd’s neck, has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. He had worked with the Minneapolis police for 19 years.

NBC News obtained a copy of the video of Floyd’s arrest (watch here).

Waters isn’t the only Democrat exploiting Floyd’s death.

Democrats seized on President Trump’s tweet where he slammed the rioters destroying Minneapolis.

The president was clearly referring to the fact that looting and rioting result in violence including shootings.

President Trump issued a tweet to clarify his point.

But Democrats twisted his words to make it seem like he was advocating for violence.

Hillary Clinton said President Trump “is calling for violence against American citizens.”

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said the president “is calling for violence against Black Americans.”

It’s outrageous for Waters and other Democrats to exploit Floyd’s death for political gain.

Democrats are willing to divide the country with their irresponsible words because they care more about power than the country.