Trump retweets video showing his followers yelling “white power”: “Great people”


A supporter wears a “It’s OK to be White” shirt as he listens to President Donald Trump speak during a campaign rally at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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President Donald Trump wanted to thank his supporters on Sunday morning, and he did so by retweeting a video that featured one of them screaming “white power.” Trump expressed his appreciation to “the great people of The Villages,” a community in Florida, where supporters of the president apparently staged a golf cart parade in his honor and verbally clashed with protesters who lined up on his route. The first part of the video shows protesters yelling “racist” at a couple driving in a golf cart with the signs “Trump 2020” and “America First”. The man driving the golf cart lifts his thumbs up and yells, “White power!” The protesting man seems to see that as an acknowledgment that his racist label is accurate: “There you go, white power.”

The video also includes other clips, apparently from the same pro-Trump golf cart parade in which protesters and supporters of the president yelled at each other name calling and name calling. In one clip, for example, a woman yells “Nazi pig and racist” at Trump supporters. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar was asked about the video and the president’s retweet on Sunday morning. “I haven’t seen that video or that tweet, but obviously neither the president, his administration, nor I would do anything to support white supremacy or anything that supports discrimination of any kind,” Azar said on CNN. State of the union.

Trump retweeted the video and praised his supporters amid reports that the president’s allies have been asking him to moderate his rhetoric at a time when his poll numbers appear to be plummeting. Until now, however, the president did not seem too eager to follow the advice, and instead has apparently chosen to focus on appealing to his base.

Update at 12:50 pm: President Donald Trump deleted the tweet about three hours after posting it. This is the video that Trump had retweeted as he wrote: “Thank you 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 !!! “White House spokesman Judd Deere released a statement saying:” President Trump is a huge admirer of The Villages. He did not hear the only statement made in the video. he did see was a tremendous enthusiasm from his many followers. ”

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