President Joe Biden told reporters in the Oval Office today that he is praying for the “right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin as it draws to a close.

Biden said that the evidence was “overwhelming in my view” and explained how he had come to know the Floyd family before adding that he could only imagine “the pressure and anxiety they’re feeling”. He went on to say that he had spent time with them, including George’s daughter Gianna, calling her a “beautiful child”.