President Donald Trump was up bright and early Sunday morning, tweeting out attacks on Joe Biden, which certainly suggests that he’s very worried about the former vice president and knows he’s way behind in the polls to the presumptive Democratic nominee.
But one of the tweets and video Trump sent out is especially troubling.
In the video, shot in Florida at The Villages retirement community, protesters are shown with signs denouncing Trump while pro-Trump supporters drive by on golf carts. One of the men in a golf cart can clearly be heard saying “White power” in response to a sign another man is holding up:
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!!! https://t.co/4Gg1iGOhyG
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2020
UPDATE: Trump deleted his tweet after seeing the reaction it drew online and in the media. Not to worry, here’s the video in its entirety:
Seniors from The Villages in Florida protesting against each other: pic.twitter.com/Q3GRJCTjEW
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) June 27, 2020
In recent weeks, Trump has been hitting the issue of race hard, a blatant attempt to curry favor with the most angry and dangerous segments of his political base. And yet his poll numbers continue to sink lower.
Response to Trump’s promotion of the Florida video was swift:
So has WHITE POWER replaced KEEP AMERICA GREAT? Just trying to get ahead of the Trump sanctioned slogans.
— JeremyNewberger (@jeremynewberger) June 28, 2020
Wow!! There is no bottom with you. Tweeting a video of people yelling “White Power” you sink lower by the minute.
— sassycassy (@wingsformarie2) June 28, 2020
.@realDonaldTrump just retweeted a video of a Trump supporter shouting “White Power!” And says “Joe is shot “
This is no mistake.
— Bryan 🇺🇸 #PoliceThePolice (@swimmerbr78) June 28, 2020
Jfc I cannot believe he retweeted this. These Trumpers are literally yelling “white power”. Republican senators are tweeting to their sycophants to “fight for the soul of their country”. This is dangerous. They’re trying to start a race war.
— Erinanna (@erinanna22) June 28, 2020
Only Trump is stupid enough to retweet a video of his supporters shouting “White power”!!!
That’s how dumb Trump is.@SenateGOP how much longer, before you realize the problem isn’t the employees, it’s the employer?
— Mike Pence – Professional Mannequin (@vespertilioAJR) June 28, 2020
Trump is retweeting “WHITE POWER” videos during a time when the nation just endured its most significant anti-racism protests in its history.
Trump also intentionally used a deadly metaphor about Joe Biden in the above tweet and his choice of words is intentional.
— ᴛʀᴜᴛʜ ᴡʀɪᴛᴇʀ (@WritesMore) June 28, 2020
Just when I think Trump can’t get any worse, he writes…’Joe Biden is shot.” Seems to be a frightening and incendiary thing to say coming from Trump that may be interpreted by some of his followers as a message. This is pure evil.
— Suzanne McCain (@McCainSuzanne) June 28, 2020
Things are going to get even uglier in the months ahead, but we have the numbers to defeat Donald Trump and his disgusting supporters.
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