In February, Ahmaud Arbery was jogging when Gregory McMichael and his son Travis, who are white, confronted him. Both Gregory McMichael and Travis now face murder and assault charges.
“My heart goes out to the parents and the family and friends,” Mr. Trump told Fox News on Friday.
Today, demonstration have been planned in Georgia, Florida and online.
When the video of shooting emereged on Tuesday, the case drew a national attention.
Gregory McMichael, 64, and Travis McMichael, 34, are in the custody of the Glynn County Sheriff’s Department, officials said on Friday.
Police had not charged the McMichaels for more than two months, but the pair was detained on Thursday by the state bureau of investigation.
Rallies are taking place outside of courthouses in Glynn County and in neighbouring Jacksonville, Florida.
What did Trump say?
Mr. Trump said that he had seen the footage and describes it as “troubling” to anyone who watched it while speaking on the Fox & Friends programme on Friday morning.
He added that the state’s governor and law enforcement would be looking at the case “very strongly”.
When President Trump was asked about the racial issues at play in the case, President Trump said “justice getting done is the thing that solves that problem” .”But it’s a heart-breaking thing.”