President Donald Trump addressed the country today after a weekend of turmoil in the United States.
Riots and protests began over the weekend after the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died shortly after Derek Chauvin, a white officer in Minneapolis, arrested him and pressed his knee on Floyd's neck for several minutes was caught on camera and posted online.
Speaking on Monday, Trump stated he is ready to deploy the military to enforce order inside the United States.
After his address, WWE SmackDown superstar and Forgotten Sons member Jaxson Ryker tweeted his support for Trump.
Thankful for the @POTUS we have! God bless America. Built of freedom. Forgotten No More— Jaxson Ryker (@JaxsonRykerWWE) June 1, 2020
The tweet didn't go over well with many of his peers in WWE and outside the company.
The freedom you speak of entitles you to speak your mind all you want. I’m not here to argue that. I just really need to tell you that I think you pushing your shitty wrestling catchphrase as all of this is happening is absolutely fucking pathetic.— Kevin (@FightOwensFight) June 2, 2020
Good night. https://t.co/d34xdOXZr6
I’m thankful you posted this because I’m now aware of what you stand for. When black brothers and sisters are crying, you praise someone that refuses to acknowledge their hurt. https://t.co/O4xm5L3Rpl— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) June 2, 2020
politely— HANGMAN PAGE (@theAdamPage) June 2, 2020
Someone is gonna take a nice shit in your gear bag....— “The Bad Boy” Joey Janela (@JANELABABY) June 2, 2020
I’m just keeping him nameless because he’s a sorry ass motherfucker who I refuse to let ride my coattails. He gets no love from me. He gets no rub from me. And if he would like to discuss it in person we have enough mutual acquaintances that he will be able to find me easily. https://t.co/IW25S376L4— Super Duper Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) June 2, 2020
Literally built on oppression. https://t.co/yi26CWPgz6— Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) June 2, 2020
I get you’re a “bad guy” on tv. And I’m HOPING that’s all this is. Even then, that ain’t it. But if this is actually your true thoughts - I’ll be really sad, man. -- https://t.co/9unml5rsiY— Pretty Ricky (@KingRicochet) June 2, 2020
Titus O'Neil recently addressed the death of George Floyd and the uncomfortable conversations America needs to have. You can view his comments by clicking here.