President Donald Trump is the latest public figure to speak out about the murder of Ahmaud Arbery by two white men in Georgia. Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office on Thursday (May 7), he offered condolences to Arbery’s family.

 “So I’m getting a full report on it this evening,” he said. “My heart goes out to the parents and to the loved ones of the young gentleman. It’s a very sad thing. But I will be given a full report this evening.”

Trump said he had not seen video of the incident, which was released on Tuesday (May 5). 

Former vice president and current Democratic candidate for president Joe Biden tweeted about Arbery’s murder on Tuesday, shortly after video of the killing was released. “The video is clear: Ahmaud Arbery was killed in cold blood. My heart goes out to his family, who deserve justice and deserve it now. It is time for a swift, full, and transparent investigation into his murder,” he wrote.

Arbery was killed on February 23, while he was jogging, unarmed, in broad daylight. Gregory McMichael and his son Travis McMichael were arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations on Thursday (May 7) on charges of murder and aggravated assault, following mounting public pressure and calls for justice.

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