White Trumps Black: A Critical Discourse Analysis Of Donald Trump’s Tweets On George Floyd’s Killing

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Sajda Jabeen , Dr. Amer Akhtar


The current study looks at how former US president Donald Trump reacted towards George Floyd’s death, at the hands of the white police men, in his tweets. The research employs critical discourse analysis as its research method and uses data from Twitter archives, from Trump’s personal twitter account @realDonaldTrump. The data comprises of tweets from the day George Floyd was murdered, between May 25, 2020 and the day of Floyd’s death, and his burial, on June 9, 2020. The analysis shows that for Trump, evading the issue, clouding the issue, and commenting on everything but the tragic death of Floyd, in words that show compassion is his modus-operandi, and which he does without fail, and without remorse, and concludes that it needs to be highlighted in every form as a rejection of every time similar issues are brushed under the rugs.

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