So Trump just retweeted and thanked a guy who was golfing and shouting white power in the Villages.— Ethan Somers (@ethanjsomers) June 28, 2020
This comes after he spent last night targeting black protesters with his twitter.
He’s a white supremacist and he needs to go to prison. #TraitorTrump pic.twitter.com/LZFpvIMJIg
And then Trump pulled it.
The focus is on the “white power” video but here the president uses language about his rival that could get some folks a visit from the USSS if they said it about Trump. “Corrupt Joe is shot.” https://t.co/L3NxHaCfqk— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 28, 2020
Or probably more accurately, his staff pulled it.Sen. Tim Scott, sole black Republican in Senate, tells @jaketapper President Trump's tweet of a video with supporter shouting "white power" is "indefensible"— Tom LoBianco (@tomlobianco) June 28, 2020
And a cleanup statement from White House spokesman Judd Deere:— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) June 28, 2020
“President Trump is a big fan of The Villages. He did not hear the one statement made on the video. What he did see was tremendous enthusiasm from his many supporters.” https://t.co/M3TkCI7Nme
Funny, everybody else heard it:
President Trump tweeted approvingly of a video showing one of his supporters chanting the racist “white power” slogan. The video appears to show dueling demonstrations between Trump supporters and opponents in Florida. https://t.co/ccGGVqYna6— The Associated Press (@AP) June 28, 2020
Trump is on the golf course. Protecting American troops, or something equally important.
While he was golfing...his openly racist tweet was taken down. But it will never be forgotten.— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) June 28, 2020
There were fine seniors on both sides— WiseGuyHat (@Popehat) June 28, 2020