Taylor Swift slates Donald Trump's response to George Floyd protest

Taylor Swift has taken aim at Donald Trump’s response to protestors, following George Floyd’s death during a brutal arrest.

The world was left reeling as footage emerged of a police officer kneeling on his neck as he cried out: ‘I can’t breathe’.

Many took to the streets in Minneapolis in protest over his death, with Trump branding those involved ‘thugs’ who had ‘dishonoured’ George’s memory.

‘These THUGS are dishonouring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen,’ he shared on Twitter. ‘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!’

Taylor has now joined a string of celebrities calling the 73-year-old out for the post, accusing him of ‘stoking the fires of white supremacy’.

‘“When the looting starts the shooting starts”??? We will vote you out in November. @realdonaldtrump.’

She isn’t the only famous face blasting Trump’s tweet, with One Direction’s Niall Horan left shocked by the post.

‘THUGS?? these people are protesting against the fact that one of YOUR animalistic white policemen kneeled on George’s windpipe and forced him to stop breathing and killed him??,’ he wrote.

‘THUGS???? Are you listening to yourself?

‘Racism has been rampant for hundreds of years, it’s just that in this century people have camera phones to video it. 

‘It’s absolutely disgusting that you get mistreated because of the colour of your skin. You would think that those that are there to protect us, would protect.’

While Cardi B and Justin Bieber were among those sharing emotional tributes to George on social media.

Cardi B posted a photo of George alongside the message: ‘Enough is enough! What will it take? A civil war? A new president? Violent riots? It’s tired! I’m tired! The country is tired! 

‘You don’t put fear in people when you do this you just show how coward YOU ARE! And how America is really not the land of the free! (sic).’

Star Wars actor John Boyega shared quotes of his heartbreaking pleas for his life, penning: ‘George Floyd. So heartbreaking to hear about the continuous cycle of violence aimed at black people by racist cops.

‘Murder charges only.’

‘THIS MUST STOP,’ Justin added. ‘This makes me absolutely sick. This makes me angry this man DIED. This makes me sad. 

‘Racism is evil We need to use our voice! Please people. I’m sorry GEORGE FLOYD.’

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