Donald Trump is on the internet inciting bigotry…again.
On Sunday morning, President Trump quoted tweeted a protest happening in Florida’s Sumter County retirement community, The Villages.
In the video, Democratic senior citizens were holding signs and heckling Republican community members who were conducting a parade in Trump’s honor.
During one of the exchanges, a Trump supporter raised his fist and yelled “White Power” at an opposing democrat. Instead of condemning this behavior, the President retweeted the video, using the footage as a chance to take a shot at Presidential candidate Joe Biden.
“Thank you to the great people of The Villages,” Trump said in a since-deleted quote tweet that failed to acknowledge the “White Power” phrase. “The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Fall in the Fall. Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon!!!”
Shortly after deleting the retweet, White House spokesman Judd Deere told White House reporter Jon Lemire that the president
“did not hear” the racist phrase. “President Trump is a big fan of The Villages. He did not hear the one statement made on the video. What he did see was tremendous enthusiasm from his many supporters.”
As we’ve come to see — the administration is full of sh*t.
Seniors from The Villages in Florida protesting against each other: pic.twitter.com/Q3GRJCTjEW
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) June 27, 2020