Trump promotes video of a supporter saying ‘white power’
“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, as he shared the video that opens with an elderly white man in a golf cart decorated with Trump signs being heckled by a counterprotester who asks “where’s your white hood?” The man responds by twice saying “white power” as a woman beside him chants “Trump! Trump!”
On Sunday morning Sen. Tim Scott (R), the only black Republican Senator, called on the president to take down his tweet.
“There’s no question: He should not have retweeted it; he should just take it down,” Scott said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Asked if he was offended by Trump’s tweet, he responded: “we could play politics with it, or we can’t – I’m not going to.”
“I think it’s indefensible, we should take it down,” he added.
The “great people” language recalls Trump’s description of some who attended a 2017 white-supremacist march in Charlottesville as “very fine people.” Some of the counterprotesters in the Florida video hold signs supporting former vice president Joe Biden, the presumed Democratic nominee challenging Trump in November.