"Hopefully George is looking down and saying this is a great thing that's happening for our country".
He said: "This is a great, great day in terms of equality".
Biden's remarks - part of the former vice president's efforts to contrast himself with Trump amid civil unrest in the country - come hours after a new jobs report was released that showed the U.S. unemployment rate fell from April to May and that the job market may be recovering well ahead of schedule.
But according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday morning, the unemployment rate for black Americans actually increased slightly, from 16.7 percent to 16.8 percent.
"You are something", the president shot back at the reporter.
"Today is probably the greatest comeback in American history and it's not going to stop here, it's going to keep going", Trump said in an event at the White House Rose Garden.
Earlier in his remarks, Trump made a passing reference to the nationwide protests against police violence triggered by Floyd's death, claiming his call to use the National Guard to quell the unrest in places like Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis had worked.
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During his announcement, Ellison called the protests " dramatic and necessary", saying Floyd "should be here and he is not". Birmingham City Council said it supported the demonstration, but encouraged protesters to maintain social distancing.
The unemployment rate dropped to a better-than-expected 13.3%, but that is still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression.
"We support the right of peaceful protestors, and we hear their pleas".
Now, though, Trump said states and cities should be lifting remaining restrictions.
It also demoted and placed a stronger warning on a third Trump tweet about Minneapolis protests that read, in part, that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts".
Trump previously said fact checks were "editorial decisions" by Twitter and amounted to political activism.
'He was speaking of a man who was brutally killed by an act of needless violence and by a larger tide of injustice that has metastasized on this president's watch - as he's moved to split us based on race, religion and ethnicity'. It's really what our constitution requires and what our country is all about.
Donald Trump still doesn't get it, ' countered Biden.