Trump tweets -- then deletes

Donald Trump Briefly Shared A Video Of His Supporters Yelling “White Power” At Protesters

At 11 am it had been removed from his account - and the White House shortly after issued a statement saying the president had not heard the "white power" chant before sharing the footage. Confronting a group of protesters, that man yells white power. "What he did see was tremendous enthusiasm from his many supporters". Nearly immediately, you hear some protesters yelling racist at the people in the golf carts, and then you hear, very clearly, one of the people in the carts respond by saying white power. The slogan is often used by white supremacists.

"But he made very clear to me that he stands with the people of The Villages, our great seniors, men and women in the Villages who support this president", she continued.

The White House is now claiming the president did not hear the racist shouting before posting the clip.

During the 2016 campaign, it took him months to disavow David Duke, leader of the Ku Klux Klan - at one point professing he had no idea who he was.


Trump has always been accused of fanning racial tensions, including during the nationwide reckoning over racial inequality triggered by the death-in-custody of African American George Floyd a month ago. Protests against police violence and racism have been going on across the states ever since.

The "Villages" video triggered an immediate backlash.

On Sunday morning, President Donald Trump retweeted a video that was reportedly taken at The Villages, a large retirement community in central Florida. Republican Senator Tim Scott branded the video "indefensible" in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, and called on Trump to delete the tweet not long before he actually did so.

Vice President Mike Pence refused repeated opportunities to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter" on Sunday, telling CBS' "Face the Nation" program: "I really believe that all lives matter and that's where the heart of the American people lies". "That's what I think".

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