Piers Morgan confronts Donald Trump on 'white power' tweet

Trump Tweet: 'Corrupt Joe Is Shot' and 'White Power!'

"President Trump is a big fan of the Villages", said White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere, per CNN.

"I've not seen that video or that tweet, but obviously neither the President, his administration nor I would do anything to be supportive of white supremacy or anything that would support discrimination of any kind", Azar said.

Black Senator Tim Scott called the actions of trump offensive. "Certainly, the comment about the white power was offensive", Scott added. "We can play politics with it or we can't". I think it's indefensible.

"Thank you to the great people of The Villages", Trump tweeted alongside the video clip.

"Nazi racist pig!" the anti-Trump protester shouts at another pro-Trump golf cart.

The video on Twitter, which was later deleted from Mr Trump's feed, shows rival demonstrators shouting profanities at each other in Florida. As an unidentified man and woman drive by in a golf cart decked with signs that say "Trump 2020" and "America First", they slow down to address protesters, one of whom is holding a sign that says "Make America Sane Again". As nationwide protests in support of Black Lives Matter filled our streets, Trump responded by moving in the opposite direction.

"We're in a battle for the soul of the nation - and the president has picked a side", Biden added.

"It's indefensible. We should take it down".

It is time to go beyond destroying statues to build new ones
Donald Trump Briefly Shared A Video Of His Supporters Yelling “White Power” At Protesters

Mr Floyd, from Minneapolis, died after a white police officer pressed his knee into his neck for nearly nine minutes.

Protests against police brutality and bias in law enforcement have occurred across the country following Floyd's death.

He has opposed changing the names of certain bases honoring Confederate commanders and he and his administration have taken steps to protect national monuments as some protesters have attempted to tear down Confederate statues themselves. Trump has opposed these efforts.

The president has a history of problematic retweets dating back years.

While the president has always been accused of being racist and using the language of white supremacists and similar far-right groups, Trump has often said he believes he is the "least racist person in the world." .

The "great people" language recalls Trump's description of some who attended a 2017 white-supremacist march in Charlottesville as "very fine people".

Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund told CBS' "Face the Nation" that "This really is not about the president taking it down". Later, when the president warned that efforts by protesters to set up an "autonomous zone" in Washington, D.C., would be "met with serious force!", Twitter put up a similar message and blocked it from being retweeted.



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