President Donald Trump reportedly deleted a tweet on Sunday in which someone can be heard saying “white power.”
In a Sunday tweet, Trump thanked his Florida supporters and included a video of protests for and against the president at a retirement community. A man with a pro-Trump sign can be heard saying “white power” in the video.
On Sunday, Trump surrogates struggled to defend the president’s tweet, which was deleted later in the afternoon. But by that time, the video had racked up millions of views.
So Trump just retweeted and thanked a guy who was golfing and shouting white power in the Villages.
This comes after he spent last night targeting black protesters with his twitter.
— Ethan Somers (@ethanjsomers) June 28, 2020
Y’all these amazing ass Democratic Seniors are from The Villages in Florida and they are dragging the MAGAs that live there. pic.twitter.com/Ek8MJSUL8g
— (@JewelsJourneys) June 28, 2020
“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,” said White House spokesman Judd Deere https://t.co/SIC1QLHLLb
— Steve Holland (@steveholland1) June 28, 2020
Trump’s presidency has accelerated the predicted collapse of the Republican Party: columnist
Citing the work of a University of a Washington political scientist, the Washington Post's Dana Milbank said Donald Trump and his racist rhetoric has accelerated the decline of the Republican party in a country that is seeing major demographic changes and because white voters are increasingly turned off by it.
As Milbank wrote, four years ago Christopher Parker, who is Black, predicted a Trump candidacy would "do more to advance racial understanding than the election of Barack Obama.”
Trump and his lackeys are too delusional to turn around their flailing campaign
Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House.
When pundits point out that with four months to go until Election Day, it isn't too late for Trump to turn his campaign around, what they're really saying is that there's sufficient time left on the calendar for a candidate who grasped why he or she was losing to change course and abandon a clearly failing strategy.
Kayleigh McEnany slammed for press conference stunts designed to duck tough Trump questions
In a report on Kayleigh McEnany's tenure as White House press secretary at Politico, critics took special notice of her refusal to give straight answers about Donald Trump and turning every inquiry back on reporters in the form of attacking the media for even asking.
Using the press secretary's contentious Tuesday press conference where she dismissed press attempts to get to the bottom of the Russian bounty reports, and what the president knows about it, as a springboard, Politico found critics who called McEnany out for her deflections and distractions.