U.S President Donald Trump used his Twitter account to showcase his authority and popularity among his supporters. Recently, he shared a video of one of his supporters shouting “White Power.”
The video was shooted in a retirement complex in Florida, where a Trump supporter started shouting ‘White Power’ during a pro-Trump rally. The video showcases some supporters and opponents of President Trump’s lobbying abuse at each other.
While retweeting the video, Trump wrote- “Thank you to the great people of The Villages. The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Fall in the Fall. Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon!!!”
Through the above statement, he thanked the retirement community living in the North-West of Orlando, where this rally took place.
Soon after the President retweeted the video, the Black Republican in the U.S. Senate, Tim Scott, referred to the video as an “offensive” one. After a few hours of this, Trump deleted this video from his Twitter account.
He also said- “There’s no question that he should not have retweeted it and he should just take it down,”
To defend this on behalf of White House, Judd Deere, the Spokesman of White House, came forward and stated- “The President did not hear the one statement made on the video and saw tremendous enthusiasm from his many supporters.”
On this matter, Alex Azar, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, stated- “neither the president, his administration nor I would do anything to be supportive of white supremacy”.
Back in 2017, President Trump dealt with accusations of encouraging racist content on the internet. At that time, he retweeted 3 videos from British group advertising a rebuke from Theresa May, then U.K Prime Minister.
In 2019, Trump was criticized for suggesting four women to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came.” These four congresswomen were- Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley. These women were born and brought up in the U.S. and had U.S. citizenship.