Niall Horan was horrified by Donald Trump’s tweets about the protesters (Picture: Getty/EPA)

Niall Horan slams Donald Trump’s tweet calling George Floyd protestors ‘thugs’


Niall Horan has hit back at Donald Trump after the US President called protesters who were demonstrating after the death of George Floyd ‘thugs’.

The former One Direction star was the latest celebrity to speak out after George Loyd died following a police officer kneeling on his neck during his arrest. 

Video footage of the incident left the world outraged, with many taking to the streets in Minneapolis in protest, some of which turned violent and a police station was set on fire.

Donald Trump posted a tweet which read: ‘These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. 

‘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!’
Niall Horan shared his anger with fans (Picture: Twitter)

Shocked at the President’s words, Niall tweeted: ‘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?? 

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

He added: ‘Racism has been rampant for hundreds of years, it’s just that in this century people have camera phones to video it.
Donald Trump’s tweet was even given a warning by Twitter (Picture: Twitter)

‘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.’

Several other stars have voiced their outrage at the death of George Floyd, including Kylie Jenner who posted: ‘Since watching the most devastating and completely heartbreaking video showing the murder of George Floyd earlier this week I haven’t been able to get his face and his words out of my mind. 

‘I’ll never personally experience the pain and fear that many black people around the country go through every day but I know nobody should have to live in fear and nobody deserves a death like George Floyd and too many others.
George Floyd’s death caused outrage around the world (Picture: AP)

‘Speaking up is long overdue for the rest of us. we’re currently dealing with two horrific pandemics in our country, and we can’t sit back and ignore the fact that racism is one of them. 

‘I fear for my daughter and I hope for a better future for her. my heart breaks for George Floyd’s family and friends. 

‘Don’t let his name be forgotten. keep sharing, keep watching, keep speaking out, because it’s the only way we can come together to help bring this much needed change and awareness. Rest In Peace, George Floyd.’

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