Trump promotes video showing apparent supporter shouting ‘white power’

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President Donald Trump promoted a video on Twitter on Sunday morning showing a man in a golf cart with Trump campaign gear shouting “white power.”

The video, which Trump said was from the Florida retirement community known as The Villages, featured a parade of golf carts, some with pro-Trump signs, driving past anti-Trump protesters who were shouting curses at them. The man who is heard shouting “white power” was responding to protesters shouting “racist.”

The tweet was removed from his feed hours later. “Thank you to the great people of The Villages,” Trump had written. “The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Fall in the Fall. Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon!!!”

In a statement to reporters, White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said Trump “is a big fan of The Villages” but “did not hear the one statement made on the video.”

“What he did see was tremendous enthusiasm from his many supporters,” Deere added. The president has a history of problematic retweets dating back years. He promoted an account with the handle “WhiteGenocideTM” during the 2016 campaign, and in recent months he has increasingly retweeted accounts supporting or promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory.

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