Donald Trump removes ‘white energy’ video retweet
President Trump eliminated Sunday his retweet of a protest video that confirmed a supporter yelling “white energy,” a remark that the White Home mentioned he by no means heard.
“President Trump is an enormous fan of The Villages. He didn’t hear the one assertion made on the video,” mentioned White Home deputy press secretary Judd Deere. “What he did see was large enthusiasm from his many supporters.”
The 2-minute video taken at The Villages, a retirement neighborhood in Florida, confirmed anti-Trump protesters yelling at Trump supporters as they rolled by in golf carts embellished with pro-Trump indicators and American flags.
After one man yelled “racist, racist,” a Trump supported shouted again “white energy!”
Sen. Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican, mentioned earlier Sunday that the president ought to take away the video, including that he didn’t need to “play politics” with what he described because the “indefensible” video.
“Definitely the remark in regards to the white energy was offensive. There’s no query,” mentioned Mr. Scott on Newpaper24’s “State of the Union.” “I imply, we will play politics with it or we will’t. I’m not going to. I feel it’s indefensible. We should always take it down. That’s what I feel.”
The raucous conflict confirmed anti-Trump protesters yelling “Nazi,” “f– Trump,” “f–ing Nazi pigs,” and different profanities on the Trump supporters. One protester carried a “White Trash” signal.
“Effectively, hear: For those who watched all the video, you possibly can’t play it as a result of it was so profanity-laced,” mentioned Mr. Scott. “Your entire factor was offensive.”