Trump lashed for retweeting ‘white power’ video

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The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has been condemned for retweeting a video showing one of his supporters in Florida shouting “white power” at people protesting against his administration.

Lone Black Republican Tim Scott said that the president should not have retweeted the video of his supporter yelling the phrase at protesters.

According to Scott, the phrase “white power” is a common rallying cry among white supremacists.

“There’s no question that he should not have retweeted it and he should just take it down,” US Senator Scott told CNN’s State of the Union programme on Sunday.

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“It was so profanity-laced, the entire thing was offensive. Certainly, the comment about the white power was offensive,” the South Carolina Republican added. “It’s indefensible. We should take it down.”

The video, retweeted by the president on Sunday, shows Trump protesters and supporters shouting profanities at each other in a sprawling retirement community.

After a protester calls a Trump supporter a racist, the man, driving a golf cart, responds by raising his fist and shouting “white power”.

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