Donald Trump Criticised for Retweeting “White Power” Video
United States president, Donald Trump, has received intense backlash for retweeting a video in which one of his supporters is heard shouting a phrase synonymous with white supremacism and neo-Nazism.
Per reports, the supporter – a white, seemingly middle-aged man – was among a group of people taking part in a recent pro-Trump rally at The Villages, a retirement complex in Sumter County, Florida.
In the video, he is seen driving a golf-cart bearing “Trump 2020” and “America First” signs. In response to anti-Trump protesters heckling him, he raises his fist while repeatedly shouting: “White power!”
Trump retweeted the video at 7:30 on Sunday morning, 28 June, thanking his supporters. Three and a half hours later, he deleted it.
Despite Trump’s spokesperson arguing that the president did not hear the “white power” call, online users saw it as an attempt to capitalise on racial tensions.
Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, tweeted his thoughts on the situation: “We’re in a battle for the soul of the nation – and the President [sic] has picked a side. But make no mistake: it’s a battle we will win.”
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