Trump Deletes Tweet Showing Supporter Chanting ‘White Power’ After Tim Scott Finds It ‘Indefensible’

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Maybe Donald Trump has a death wish, because with all the other heat he is taking right now, to create more controversy is just plain nuts. Trump retweeted the video below of seniors from a complex in Florida called “The Villages” protesting against each other. At the beginning of the video is a man driving a golf cart bedecked with Trump signs, pumping his fist and shouting “White Power!” This set off one hell of a firestorm. Here’s what Politico playbook posted at 8:10 a.m. Pacific.

HAPPY SUNDAY. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES tweeted “thank you to the great people of The Villages” — in response to a tweet of a guy yelling “White power.” The tweet, which includes the video

SUNDAY BEST: HHS SECRETARY ALEX AZAR told CNN’s JAKE TAPPER that neither he, nor President DONALD TRUMP nor the administration “would do anything to do supportive of white supremacy or anything that would support discrimination of any kind.”

SEN. TIM SCOTT (R-S.C.) told TAPPER the president “should not have reteweeted it, and he should just take it down. … It is indefensible.”

Apparently Trump decided to listen to Tim Scott, since he and Scott are purportedly figuring out police reform together and Scott has some credibility. So around nine o’clock Pacific he deleted the tweet and video. But that’s an exercise in futility because everything the moron tweets is screenshot.

Here’s the video and the blow back. The “White Power” salute is at the very beginning.

 

Meanwhile, to add comic relief, Mike Pence was on Face the Nation. He was asked why he can’t say “Black Lives Matter.” Well, it’s obvious. The base wouldn’t like it.

“I cherish the progress that we have made for African-Americans throughout our history. And I’ve aspired throughout my career to be a part of that ongoing work. It’s really a heart issue for me. And as a pro-life Americans, I also believe that all lives matter, born and the unborn.”

It’ll break his jaw, I guess, to say “Black Lives Matter.”

In all events, the lines are drawn and the culture war just got even hotter.

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