President Trump did not hear the phrase “white power” being shouted in a clip of his supporters that he retweeted and then deleted over the weekend, according to White House spokesman Judd Deere.
Deere told CBS News on Sunday that Trump retweeted the video because it showed the “enthusiasm” his voters have for him in The Villages in Florida. He said that Trump focused on the passion of the crowd and did not hear one man shout, “White power!”
"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.”
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) 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,” Deere said.
The video in question shows several older Trump supporters shouting the president’s name and other phrases, such as, “Make America great again,” while holding a golf cart parade through the town, which is exclusively for senior living. When the parade passed by an anti-Trump demonstration, one of the men in the video shouted, “White power!” A man who appeared to be an anti-Trump protester repeated the older man’s word’s in disgust, saying, “There you go, white power.”
Seniors from The Villages in Florida protesting against each other: pic.twitter.com/Q3GRJCTjEW
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) June 27, 2020
(Read more from “White House Spokesman: Trump Didn’t Hear ‘White Power’ Shouted in Video He Retweeted and Deleted” HERE)
White Power Exchange Occurred Only After Man was Repeatedly Taunted as a Racist
By Eddie Scarry. “I’m stunned that the president retweeted this video in which one of his apparent supporters shouts ‘white power,'” Tapper said to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. “I assume that’s not a message you stand by” . . .
But what Tapper didn’t explain at any point was that the man who yelled “white power” was only taunting a man already yelling at him, over and over again, calling him a racist.
In the video, you see a line of golf carts like a mini-parade, and they have pro-Trump signs on them. On the sidelines are Trump detractors yelling “Racist!” at all of the carts passing by. And so one of them yells back, “Yeah? White power! White power!”
It was obviously intended as a rejoinder to the man calling him a racist simply for supporting the president. It doesn’t appear to be a declaration of his fealty to the Ku Klux Klan, but an annoyed expression of the meaninglessness in 2020 of calling anyone racist, since liberals have defined the word as “anyone I disagree with.” (Read more from the rest of the story about the White Power tweet HERE)