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.) 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 You should take the “offensive” video that retweeted on Sunday morning praising people who can be heard saying the phrase “white power.”
“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.
CNN’s Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperTrump refers to the coronavirus again as ‘kung flu’. Atlanta Mayor calls Trump rally a ‘shame’: ‘Absolutely what the nation doesn’t need right now’ Navarro says the coronavirus ‘was a product of the Chinese Communist Party’ MORE Scott, the only black Republican senator, asked if the video offends him.
But does it offend you? I mean, it offends me and I’m white, ”said Tapper.
“If you watch the entire video, you can’t play it because it was so blasphemed. Everything was offensive. Certainly, the comment about white power was offensive. There is no doubt, ”Scott replied.
“You shouldn’t have retweeted and you should just remove it … It’s indefensible,” Republican Senator Tim Scott reacts to the video President Trump shared about a man driving a golf cart with Trump campaign posters chanting “white power ” #CNNSOTU https://t.co/76wZzokkUw pic.twitter.com/4zk2rFndcP
– State of the Union (@CNNSotu) June 28, 2020
Scott added, however, that he was not going to “play politics” with the video.
“We can play politics with it, or we can’t. I’m not going to do it, ”he said, adding again that Trump should remove the video.
Trump on Sunday morning tweeted a video featuring people in a golf cart with “Trump 2020” flags. At least one man can be heard shouting the phrase “white power”.
“Thanks to the great people at The Villages. The radical left does nothing Democrats will fall in the fall. Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon !!! “Trump said in a post that retweeted the video.
Former White House National Security Advisor John BoltonJohn BoltonSunday shows preview: As coronavirus cases rise, lawmakers and health officials weigh on Grassley hitting Trump, Fox News on City Hall responds to bipartisan strategy to counter China’s defiance of international order MORE He also told Tapper that it is “entirely possible” that Trump tweeted the video without even hearing the man say the phrase “white power.”
“I would just make this observation: You don’t pay attention to a lot of things. It’s entirely possible that he tweeted this video because he saw the sign, “Bolton said, referring to the” Trump 2020 “sign.” And that’s all I needed to see. ”
However, he did not completely rule out the idea that Trump heard the message before tweeting the video.