Ava DuVernay and Franklin Leonard have responded what they thought about Ivanka Trump’s Bible verse tweet. 

Ivanka’s tweet was directed towards those mourning the loss of George Floyd and others who lost their lives as a result of police brutality. She said, “This is what the Lord said: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears. I will heal you.” 2 Kings 20:5.”

DuVernay answered the tweet with a picture of actor Chadwick Boseman giving a cynical look. 

Leonard pointed out the meaning behind the verse and said, “This is literally an excerpt from a Bible story about deliverance from a mad king.” He attached a screenshot of the section of the Bible. 

A few day prior to Ivanka’s tweet, DuVernay spoke out against Ivanka’s father, president Donald Trump. She stated, “My eyes welled with tears viewing this. It shows a turning point in the war that Trump is waging. That’s not hyperbole. Destabilizing the election. Press freedoms compromised. Steel yourself. Expect more of this. Then ask yourself: what will you do?”

Protests broke out last week when Floyd was killed by a police officer kneeling on his neck.  The officer was fired from the police force and was charged with third degree murder and second degree manslaughter. Protests have been occurring since the day of Floyd’s death to stand up against police brutality. 


Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) shared on Sunday that Attorney General Keith Ellison will be taking on any prosecutions related to Floyd’s death. Ellison confirmed this news on his Twitter where he said, “It with a large degree of humility and a great seriousness, I accept for my office the responsibility for leadership on this critical case involving the killing of George Floyd. We are going to bring to bear all the resources necessary to achieve justice in this case.”

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