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

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Tin woman1
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And him saying Biden is “shot” is an additional message to his base. Unconscionable.

blueman
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That is their way. Biden needs to have his AG ask the Southern Poverty Law Center who to go after and then use Bush’s fascist laws to send them to the prison in Cuba. Then they need to repeal the patriot act and bring the terrorist back to the state for trials that are shown live on tv.

Darrel
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I thought of that right away … in Trump’s simple minded, getting smaller group of die hard gun-carrying loud mouths, this comment alone should be hung directly on Trump as a physical threat to Biden and he should be charged with inciting a life threatening attack on VP Biden … WORDS HAVE CONSEQUENCES …. a message to Biden’s SS crew, “Trump just threatened Biden on a since deleted tweet … here it is and his exact words were thanks to those people shouting nasty things, which included a demonstrator shouting, “WHITE POWER”, then in his own words, claimed, “Biden is… Read more »
Shockwave
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The dog whistles have become so loud I can’t hear anything else. Trump wants a new Civil War.

Janey K Kelly
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Trump is trying to start a new civil war. We can’t let this pass. With the news about Putin, we need to shove his ass out of the white house now. Four more months is too long.

Bareshark
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Keyword: “trying.” In Trump-speak, it translates as “failing on an epic scale.”

blueman
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I knew that Republicans were stupid fascist now just like they were in the 30’s and 40’s, but I didn’t know there were so many old farts like me that hate Trump as much as we do here on politizoom. Have found a news website here in Miss called mississippitoday.com. It has the bothsiderism and such and doesn’t have much national news, but it does cover the state news and lord have we had a lot of it lately. The beauty of it is it attracts wing-nuts that I can rile up. One girl actually complained about me and that… Read more »
Meg Corrigan
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The news about the state flag is GREAT!

Carroll Ann Robinson
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Agreed maybe: preaching to the choir. But. Depending on where we live, knowing there are lots and lots of “us” out there is also good for one’s peace of mind. Even where I live, in a close-in DC suburb, ethnically and racially a wonderful mix, great policing, high socioeconomic standard of living for most residents, terrific schools, and more–there are still folks at every turn slavering for Trump and shouting at groups of kids with all the races in the rainbow having fun together. One kid from a local high school was in a group of kids chatting before the… Read more »
Joseph
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With all due respect, blueman, but the Republicans of the 30s and 40s were not any more “fascist” than any other political party’s members. They were the party of Big Business (as they pretty much remain today) but hardly a group of “fascists.” The 1936 GOP Presidential nominee was Alf Landon, generally considered a “Liberal Republican” (he even supported some of FDR’s “New Deal” programs; later in life, he would support LBJ’s “Great Society” programs and the VP candidate was Frank Knox* (who would be FDR’s Secretary of the Navy during most of WW2; he died in April 1944, still… Read more »
Scott Jackson
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Let these soulless heartless EVIL mutherrapers start another “civil” war. 75 % against these brainless cowards…i will take those odds any day. My Scottish ancestors are full of people telling the “king” GO PHUCK YOURSELF!!! let me honor my 5 uncles who wore the uniform in WW2…& say without fear or reservation…PHUCK YOU U MAGA CRETINS!!!

Bareshark
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My message to our mutual enemies remains unchanged, Scott. To wit, “Start. Running.”

Darrel
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With no time to do a head start as well …

Bareshark
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Oh, it’s understood that we give them the same chance that they gave us, Darrel.

Rita
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I wonder if Pences’ lips are sore from kissing trump’s ass ?

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Scott Jackson
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Timmy, who as a black man, supports the power brokers who have kidnapped, whipped, raped, & murdered members of his own race, is an abomination to any moral person. My message is phuck you!!! Dr. Frankel, in recounting his experience as a child in the Nazi death camp, pointed out the Jewish collaborators often were more cruel than the SS. Are you listening Timmy? Time2 save ur arse & ur soul.