“Thank you to the great people of The Villages,” the president tweeted.
President Donald Trump on Sunday morning retweeted a video of senior citizens in Florida participating in a golf-cart parade where one supporter yelled “white power” twice while pumping his fist in the air.
The scene that erupted in The Villages, a retirement community in Florida, took place amid continuing unrest across the country over police brutality and racism.
“Thank you to the great people of The Villages,” Trump tweeted. “The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Fall in the Fall. Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon!!!“
The president deleted the tweet a few hours later.
The pro-Trump parader twice exclaimed “white power” while holding his fist up; he was sitting next to another supporter chanting “Trump.” Another person, who appeared to be an anti-Trump protester, pointed toward him and responded: “There you go, white power.”
The golf-cart motorcade was met by anti-Trump seniors standing alongside the same road, who held counter-protester signs that read “Trump bigot and racist” and “Donald Trump white trash” and shouted profanities toward the supporters. One among the senior crowd called a supporter a “Nazi racist pig.”
Trump has frequently raised eyebrows over his posts and has previously retweeted white supremacists.
His post on Sunday drew attention from top public officials including Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), who called the video “indefensible.”
“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.”
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