The murder trial of former Minneapolis police office DEREK CHAUVIN ended Tuesday with a guilty verdict for all three counts including second-degree murder. Following the announcement, President Joe Biden called the Floyd family promising to make police reform a top priority. EUGENE shares his surprising reaction to the guilty Chauvin verdict, and TARA explains how Rep. MATT GAETZ (R-Fla.) could run for president. We also heard this week from former Presidents DONALD TRUMP and GEORGE W. BUSH, who gave their opinion on the state of the Republican Party.
PLAYBOOK co-authors Eugene Daniels and Tara Palmeri watch and discuss the week’s top news videos.
1. Judge reads Derek Chauvin his verdict
After weeks of emotional testimony, the jury found former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts related to George Floyd’s murder.
2. Biden calls George Floyd’s family
Biden called George Floyd’s family, after the verdict, to offer support and a promise to prioritize police reform.
3. Trump gives vague answer when asked about 2024 run
In an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Trump answers whether or not he will run again in 2024. Despite his continued fundraising efforts, he doesn’t provide viewers with any real clarity.
4. George W. Bush is painting with a purpose
Bush is back in the headlines for his paintings, but this time it’s for a good cause. Bush sat down with CBS’ Norah O’Donnell to discuss a series of portraits he has painted of immigrants to help humanize the issue. He admits it might not change policy, but hopes it will make some look at the issue with more compassion.
5. Rep. Matt Gaetz thanks his supporters
Gaetz is trying a new approach as he navigates the ongoing scandal over allegations of sex trafficking and inappropriate relations with a minor. The Republican from Florida posted an uncharacteristically timid video outside of his office on Capitol Hill thanking his supporters.
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