Trump deletes video with ‘white power’ slogan after backlash

29 Juin, 2020, 17:28 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Trump called his supporters racists great people

The White House defended President Donald Trump's Sunday tweet that included a video of his supporters yelling the phrase "white power" at protesters at a Florida retirement community.

Donald Trump has retweeted a video showing one of his supporters chanting "white power".

"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 when asked about Trump's tweet.

"Thank you to the great people of The Villages". "We can play politics with it or we can't". Amid the ongoing mass protests in US against racism, provoked by the murder of black George Floyd in Minneapolis in late may, and over four months before the presidential election Trump, who had previously been accused of fuelling racist attitudes, similar scandals are not needed.

"There you go, white power", an anti-Trump protester says, seemingly in disbelief, before saying to a fellow demonstrator: "You hear that?" He claimed that Trump was focused on the "enthusiasm" of his supporters in the video and not on the racial statement made by the man.

This comes as the President prepares for the run-in for Presidential election this year.

Трамп назвал своих сторонников-расистов великими людьми

"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". 'But obviously the President and I and his whole administration would stand against any acts of white supremacy'. But make no mistake: "it's a battle we will win".

Former national security adviser John Bolton told Tapper on "State of the Union" that it's possible that Trump tweeted the video because he saw a "Trump 2020" sign and had not paid attention.

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". (Even some of Trump's Republican members of Congress are open to renaming these bases.) Trump has also criticized those who want to tear down statues that honor Confederate leaders for trying to destroy our "heritage".

Trump tweeted Saturday that a vote for him would be a vote to protect "our Heritage, History and LAW & ORDER!"

Biden was similarly ensnared in a scandal about racism during the early days of the Democratic presidential primary after he praised the "civility" of the segregationists he worked with at the beginning of his time in the Senate.

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