President Donald Trump retweets video of supporter yelling ‘white power!’
In a since-deleted retweet, President Donald Trump shared a video Sunday morning in which a supporter in Florida yelled “white power” at a protester during a golf cart parade.
Golf carts adorned with American flags and “Trump 2020″ signs rode through The Villages, a retirement community in Sumter County, Florida, as protesters yelled and held signs calling Trump a bigot and a liar.
One man driving a golf cart got into an exchange with a protester, who wore a black shirt with “Black Lives Matter” written across a white stripe. As the man in the golf cart drove by, he yelled “white power!”
Trump retweeted the video thanking his supporters: “Thank you to the great people of The Villages. The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Fall in the Fall. Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon!!!”
The original tweet is below. A warning to readers, the video contains graphic language.
The retweet was deleted shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday, three hours later.
”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,” Deere wrote.
The video captures heated arguments between supporters in the golf cart parade and protesters. At one point, the protester in the black shirt yells expletives at Trump supporters.
“Nasty language,” one supporter retorts as she drives by the protester.
“Listen to your president if you want the nasty language, you idiot,” the protester said. Others yell at the procession, holding signs that call Trump a pathological liar.
Later in the video, a Trump supporter wearing a “Veterans for Trump” T-shirt tries to drive forward as the protester in the black shirt stands in front of the cart. Another protester ushers the woman out of the way, while a supporter directs the man to drive on.
Trump recently resumed holding political rallies despite the rise of coronavirus cases in multiple states, including Florida. The Sunshine State reported nearly 9,000 new cases on Friday alone, followed by more than 8,500 new cases on Saturday and Sunday, according to WESH in Orlando.
In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump said he believes people are wearing masks not to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, but to show their disapproval of him.
Trump has also made headlines with his comments on the Black Lives Matter movement, as the officer-involved deaths of Breonna Taylor in Louisville and George Floyd in Minneapolis have sparked nationwide protests.
In a tweet that Twitter said violated its policies against glorifying violence, the president used the phrase, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
Ben Kail contributed to the reporting of this article.
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