U.S. President Donald Trump drew widespread wrath from different quarters for his inflammatory posts condemning the protests for justice in George Floyd killing. The latest name to join the list slamming Trump’s agenda happens to be Civil rights activist Rev Al Sharpton.

Sharpton left no stone unturned to express his displeasure against the President’s stance, during his raging eulogy at a sanctuary at North Central University Thursday, which saw a volley of celebrities like T.I., Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish and Marsai Martin in attendance. The memorial also saw Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and members of Congress, including Reps. Ilhan Omar, Sheila Jackson-Lee, and Ayana Pressley.

“I've never seen anyone hold a bible like that (and) I've been preaching since I was a little boy. If he's watching us today, I'd like him to open that Bible and reach Ecclesiastes 3: 'To every season, there is a time.' I'd like him to understand what time it is,” said Sharpton as per a media outlet, criticizing Trump’s move to stage a photo op outside a Washington DC church with a Bible at the start of the week.

“We cannot use Bibles as a prop. For those that have agendas that are not about justice, this family will not let you use George as a prop. Let us stand for what is right,” Sharpton added.

The service had its attendees stand in silence for eight minutes and 46 seconds -- the exact time period that the officer held his knee to Floyd’s neck.  Sharpton seemed to have informed mourners about the biggest takeaway from the whole incident -- it is high time for black people to demand "get your knee off our necks." 

“George Floyd's story has been the story of black folks. Because ever since 401 years ago, the reason we could never be who we wanted and dreamed to be is that you kept your knee on our neck,” said Sharpton. “What happened to Floyd happens every day in this country, in education, in health services, and in every area of American life. It's time for us to stand up in George's name and say, 'Get your knee off our necks!'” he added.

After the Minneapolis event, Floyd's body will be carried to his place of birth, Raeford, North Carolina, for a public viewing followed by a private family service slated to be held on Saturday. A large service is likely to be held on Monday in Houston, only to be followed by a private burial.

George Floyd A graffiti mural honoring george floyd from black lives matter protest. Munshots/Unsplash