Presumptive Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden criticizes Trump for failing to sanction Russia for Afghan militants’ ‘rewards’ intelligence Why should Biden’s big advantage be concerned? Democrats White House undergoes dramatic change in staff MORE said President TrumpDonald John Trump Four men accused of trying to tear down Andrew Jackson statue in DC Video shows retired workers signs of social estrangement ahead of Trump Tulsa rally: WaPo Biden criticizes Trump for failing to sanction Russia for the intelligence of the “rewards” of Afghan militants MORE He has “chosen a side” after Trump retweeted and praised a video that included a protester yelling “white power.”
“Today, the president shared a video of people screaming ‘white power’ and said they were ‘cool.'” Just like he did after Charlottesville, “Biden tweeted Sunday, referring to Trump’s comments after the deadly 2017 white supremacist rally and counter-protest in Virginia that there were “very good people on both sides”.
“We are in a battle for the soul of the nation, and the president has chosen a side,” added Biden. “But make no mistake: it is a battle that we will win.”
Today, the president shared a video of people screaming “white power” and said they were “cool.” Just like he did after Charlottesville.
We are in a battle for the soul of the nation, and the President has chosen a side. But make no mistake: it is a battle that we will win.
– Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 28, 2020
On Sunday morning, Trump retweeted a video that included a protester in a golf cart with a “Trump 2020” sign that read “white power.”
“Thanks to the great people at The Villages,” Trump said in a post that retweeted the video. “The radical left does nothing Democrats will fall in the fall. Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon!!!”
The tweet was removed several hours later.
White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement that the president “did not hear the only statement made in the video.”
“What he did see was tremendous enthusiasm from his many supporters,” he added.
Senator Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene Scott Sunday shows a preview: With coronavirus cases on the rise, lawmakers and health officials weigh The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Facebook – States are pausing to reopen Gridlock look at possibilities of a police reform agreement MORE (RS.C.) Sunday called the video offensive and said the president should remove it.
“There’s no question he shouldn’t have retweeted it, and should just delete it,” Scott said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday.