President Donald Trump on Sunday shared a video that appeared to show among his advocates screaming “white power” at a group of people opposing the president at a retirement home in Florida.
The video, obviously first shared Saturday on Twitter by user @davenewworld_2, catches a series of testy exchanges in between Trump advocates and protesters in The Towns, Florida.
“Where’s your white hood?” one protester holding a “Make American Sane Again” sign screams at 2 people driving by in a golf cart embellished with pro-Trump placards.
“Yeah, you got it! White power! White power!” the motorist shouts back at the group as the female next to him chants, “Trump! Trump! Trump!”
Trump, in a retweet that shared the video to his more than 82 million followers, thanked the “great people” of The Towns.
“The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Fall in the Fall,” he tweeted.
Thank you to the fantastic people of The Towns. The Radical Left Not do anything Democrats will Fall in the Fall. Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon!!! https://t.co/4Gg1iGOhyG
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28,2020
Neither the White House nor The Towns right away reacted to ask for comment.
Twitter users condemned the president’s evident appreciation for his supporter chanting “white power.”
“An older white man yelling ‘white power’ at another white man in a homogeneous community from a golf cart as he drives on to catch (his tee time? Matlock reruns?) is the perfect metaphor for all that Trump, and his enablers stand for,” tweeted Rep. Sean Casten (D-Ill.).
Some Twitter users drew contrasts in between Trump’s decision to tweet the video of the male shouting “white power” and his long history of making racist remarks and safeguarding white supremacists.
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— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) June 28,2020
In 2017, Trump triggered bipartisan reaction for declaring there were “very fine people on both sides” of a fatal white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. A year previously, when former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke backed him for president, Trump at first declared that he had not become aware of Duke and declined to disavow his assistance. He ultimately condemned Duke a couple of days later on.
The president stated conservative protesters who collected to oppose stay-at-home orders throughout the coronavirus pandemic were “great people,” though some were bring Nazi flags and nooses.
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