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Trump approvingly tweets video showing 'white power' chant

Podcast: The Trump effect
Posted at 11:02 AM, Jun 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-28 11:11:32-04

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has tweeted approvingly of a video showing one of his supporters chanting “white power,” a racist slogan associated with white supremacists.

The video appears to have been taken at The Villages, a Florida retirement community. It shows dueling demonstrations between Trump supporters and opponents.

“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!!!” Trump tweeted.

Moments into the video clip he shared, a man driving a golf cart displaying pro-Trump signs and flags shouts ’white power.” The video also shows anti-Trump protesters shouting “Nazi,” “racist,” and profanities at the Trump backers.

The White House hasn't immediately responded to questions about why Trump tweeted the video.

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott tells CNN that “there’s no question “ that Trump should not have retweeted the video and ”should just take it down.”

Scott is the only Black Republican in the Senate.

The tweet was deleted from Trump's Twitter page about two hours after it was posted.