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President Donald Trump on Sunday deleted a retweeted video clip featuring Florida supporters responding to angry protesters who were screaming obscenities at them.
“Thank you to the great people of The Villages,” the president wrote. “The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Fall in the Fall. Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon!!!”
In the video clip the president originally shared, several pro-Trump seniors in the Florida community are engaged in angry shouting matches and exchanges with anti-Trump protesters, Black Lives Matter demonstrators and supporters of the president’s likely Democratic challenger, Joe Biden.
During the first few seconds of the clip, one white senior in a golf cart responds to the catcalls and at least one man calling him a racist repeatedly, by saying, “White power!” as he raises one arm. His response could very easily be taken as sarcasm in the context of the argument.
The tweet has since been deleted, but here is a screenshot: (Screengrab: Twitter) In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday to discuss congressional efforts at reforming local police practices, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) was ambushed over the video, but refused to take the bait. (Source: CNN)
After Tapper played the clip and asked Scott about it, the senator responded, “Well, there is no question he should not have retweeted it and he should just take it down.”“Does it offend you, though?” Tapper asked. “I mean, it offends me and I’m white.”After noting that CNN could not air the entire video because of excessive profanity, Scott said “the entire thing was offensive. Certainly, the comment about ‘white power’ was offensive, there is no question.”“We can play politics with it or we can’t. I’m not going to. I think it’s indefensible […]