Biden: George Floyd's death bigger than the murder of Martin Luther King

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Published 18 January 2022 at 10.00

Abroad. Just in time for the African-American holiday “Martin Luther King Jr. Day” kicks off, a video has surfaced on social media where Joe Biden says that George Floyd's death has “greater global significance” than the murder of Martin Luther King, reports Newsweek .

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Biden made the comment in June 2020 when he was still a presidential candidate, a few weeks after Floyd's death.

During the discussion, Biden talked about how smartphones have mobilized people around the world in a movement against police brutality.

– Not even the assassination of Dr. King took on the global significance of George Floyd's death, Biden said.

Biden's statement is now ridiculed by Americans of all skin tones.