The White Dwelling claimed Sunday that President Trump did not hear anyone shouting “white power” in a now-deleted retweet of a pro-Trump rally in Florida.
“He did not hear the 1 statement built on the video clip. What he did see was incredible enthusiasm from his quite a few supporters,” White Home spokesman Judd Deere reported.
The president had retweeted the video clip early Sunday showing a parade of Trump supporters in golfing carts outfitted with “Trump 2020” and “Make The us Good Again” indicators in The Villages, a retirement local community in central Florida near Orlando.
“Thank you to the terrific folks of The Villages,” the president posted alongside the clip. “The Radical Still left Do Nothing at all Democrats will Fall in the Drop. Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon!!!”
At the beginning of the around two-moment video clip, a protester phone calls out: “Raise your white voice.”
A guy in a golf cart responds by shouting: “White energy.”
The video clip also demonstrates anti-Trump protesters, who can also be listened to yelling out “Nazi,” “racist,” and “f–k Trump.”
The White Household claimed in its statement that Trump is a “big admirer of The Villages.”
The tweet had been deleted by noon.
Sen. Tim Scott, the sole black Republican senator, claimed before the president shouldn’t have retweeted the video.
“There’s no problem he need to not have retweeted it and he must just just take it down,” Scott of South Carolina mentioned on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“The complete thing was offensive, surely the responses about the white power was offensive. There’s no problem.”
The golf cart rally was held to rejoice Trump’s 74th birthday on June 14, according to The Villages Each day Sunshine.
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