President Joe Biden signed a police reform executive order and told George Floyd’s (inset) daughter Gianna (left) that her father ‘changed the world’ (Pictures: Getty Images)
President Joe Biden told the late George Floyd’s daughter that he ‘changed the world’ on the two-year anniversary of his death.
Biden invited Gianna Floyd to sit on his chair moments after he signed a police reform executive order on Wednesday afternoon, and showed her the document.
‘My daddy, he changed the world,’ Biden said, as Gianna nodded.
The president was echoing Gianna’s famous words shortly after he father died on May 25, 2020. Sitting on the shoulders of her father’s longtime friend, ex-NBA star Stephen Jackson, Gianna said, ‘My daddy changed the world’.
Biden signed an executive order designed to boost police accountability. It directs federal agencies to revise their use-of-force policies and bans chokeholds and restricts no-knock warrants, among other practices.
The order was drafted after lawmakers failed to take legislative action for such reforms.
After a photo opportunity with Gianna on the chair surrounded by politicians, Biden said he would go into the audience at the White House to meet the families of Floyd and Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman who was shot dead by police officers.
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