President Donald Trump was excoriated Sunday morning after approvingly retweeting a video of a supporter in Florida’s Villages community shouting the racist hate slogan, “White Power.”
“If it wasn’t already clear, Trump is now openly campaigning as a white supremacist candidate,” tweeted journalist Judd Legum.
The guy is this video screams “white power”
Trump’s response is “thank you”
If it wasn’t already clear, Trump is now openly campaigning as a white supremicist candidate pic.twitter.com/jkdfMomjFS
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) June 28, 2020
The president’s early morning tweet highlighted right-wing counter protesters in the retirement community who faced off against anti-racist demonstrators. In the video, a man in a golf cart with a “Trump 2020” flag raises his fist and chants the slogan at protesters.
“Thank you to the great people of The Villages,” the president tweeted. “The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Fall in the Fall. Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon!!!”
Critics immediately took Trump to task over the post.
“Again showing your true colors,” said The Nation‘s Dave Zirin. “Bigot. Racist. Swine.”
Trump tweeting out a supporter screaming “White Power.”
— Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) June 28, 2020
The president: trying to get people who pulled down racist statues killed, calling the white power guy “great.” pic.twitter.com/FAKq45U0ST
— Alex Kotch (@alexkotch) June 28, 2020
This 2016 Trump voter lost his wife to COVID-19 — now he’s switching to Biden
An Arizona man who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 is now switching his allegiances after he lost his wife to the novel coronavirus.
Local news station ABC 15 reports that lifelong conservative Dave Dahlstrom, a retired Air Force veteran who backed the president in 2016, has since soured on the president over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic that took the life of his late wife, Cindy Dahlstrom.
According to Dahlstrom, his wife contracted the novel coronavirus over the summer and quickly grew very ill and was put on a respirator within days of first exhibiting symptoms.
Kayleigh McEnany: DOJ targeting New York Times over Trump tax leak ‘is a fair investigation to have’
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Tuesday said that she supported a "criminal investigation" into The New York Times for publishing details of President Donald Trump's tax information.
During an interview on Fox News, host Sandra Smith asked McEnany about Rep. Kevin Brady's (R-TX) call for the Department of Justice to open an investigation into the paper's reporting.
"The president hasn't pressed for that [investigation] but, look, that is a fair investigation to have," McEnany replied. "We've seen the politicization of taxes before. We've seen the IRS targeting Tea Party groups and its an unacceptable proposition for that to happen."
Fox News floats conspiracy theory that Biden is using listening devices at Tuesday’s debate
Fox News reported that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden may be planning to use listening devices during Tuesday night's debate.
During a discussion with Fox News anchor Bret Baier, host Bill Hemmer relayed information from one of his colleagues, which was likely planted by the Trump campaign.
"The Trump team asked to inspect the ears of each debater for electronic devices or transmitters," Hemmer announced. "The Biden team has not consented to that."
"The Biden team wanted a break every 30 minutes, the Trump team said we will not have that," he added.
Watch the video clip below.