Wednesday, May 25, 2022
banner
Home /  United States  /  Trump tweets -- then deletes -- video of supporter yelling ‘white power’

Trump tweets -- then deletes -- video of supporter yelling ‘white power’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Sunday shared a video of a stand-off between anti-Trump protesters and his supporters in which a man chants “white power” -- before deleting it amid an outcry.
“Thank you to the great people of The Villages,” Trump tweeted above the video clip. “The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Fall in the Fall.”
The footage, apparently shot in a Florida retirement community, shows a man driving a golf-cart bearing “Trump 2020” and “America First” signs, being heckled by a roadside protester chanting “racist.”
As they yell at each other, the driver repeatedly mouths the words “white power” with a raised fist.
“White power! There you go, white power. Did you hear that?” the protester yells back at him.
Trump tweeted the video shortly after 7:30 am. 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. (AFP)