Donald Trump removes 'white power' video retweet

Cheryl Sanders
July 2, 2020

On Sunday, President Donald Trump thanked some of his supporters in Florida by retweeting a video of people driving golf carts confronting anti-Trump protesters.

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The video on Twitter, which was later deleted from the president's feed, showed Trump protesters and supporters in Florida shouting profanities at each other. Nearly immediately, you hear some protesters yelling racist at the people in the golf carts, and then you hear, very clearly, one of the people in the carts respond by saying white power.

There is no question that President Trump "should not have retweeted the video" and "he should just take it down", Senator Tim Scott, the only black Republican in the Senate, told CNN's "State of Union" on Sunday.

Kristopher Purcell, who worked in the Office of Communications in the White House and in the State Department during the Bush administration, said numerous members of the group still consider themselves Republicans but see the need to defeat Trump as beyond their personal politics.

"We endorse Joe Biden not necessarily in full support of his political agenda but rather in full agreement with the urgent need to restore the soul of this nation".

He added, "I think I'm going to have a very positive statement on minimum wage". "It's indefensible. We should take it down". "That's what I think". He said that the president did not hear the statement white power in the video and that what the president saw was, quote, "tremendous enthusiasm" from his many supporters.

The tweet comes on the heels of Trump's hostile response to protests against racial injustice engulfing the United States following the death of Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes in Minneapolis. 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". "The entire thing was offensive".

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