Trump called his supporters racists great people

Yolanda Curtis
June 29, 2020

He said in response: "One of those "great people" shouts 'WHITE POWER!'".

CAIR recently condemned President Trump's "racist threat of violence" against protesters and called for the suspension of both his and the White House's Twitter accounts after he posted a tweet that condemned "thugs" for "looting" in Minneapolis, threatened to intervene with the National Guard, and declared "when the looting starts, the shooting will start".

"Nazi, racist pig", one anti-Trump demonstrator can be heard yelling at another man in the video, in one of many similar instances.

"Thank you to the great people of The Villages", the president tweeted on Sunday, sharing the video.

Less than two hours later, trump deleted the tweet. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina), the GOP's only black senator, on CNN's State of the Union, per the Hill.

"What he did see was tremendous enthusiasm from his many supporters", White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a brief statement.

"President Trump is a big fan of The Villages". As an unidentified man and woman drive by in a golf cart decked with signs that say "Trump 2020" and "America First", they slow down to address protesters, one of whom is holding a sign that says "Make America Sane Again".

Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union", Sen.

"He should just take it down", Scott said, adding that he thinks the video is "indefensible".

Trump's tenure in office has appeared to have emboldened white supremacist and nationalist groups, some of whom have embraced his presidency.

Biden was similarly ensnared in a scandal about racism during the early days of the Democratic presidential primary after he praised the "civility" of the segregationists he worked with at the beginning of his time in the Senate.

'It may be that you can draw a conclusion that he heard it, and it was racist, and he tweeted it to promote the message. He also has long denied being racist and claims that he's done more for the Black community than any other president.

In recent weeks, Trump has remained steadfast in his opposition to renaming military bases and removing statues honoring leaders of the Confederacy even as members of his own party express openness to doing so.

Trump allies, meantime, were pressed to defend his tweet on the Sunday morning talk shows. "We should take it down".

"We're in a battle for the soul of the nation - and the President has picked a side", Biden tweeted.

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