Courtesy of the Politico:
President Donald Trump on Sunday morning retweeted a video of senior citizens in Florida participating in a golf-cart parade where one supporter yelled “white power” twice while pumping his fist in the air.
“Thank you to the great people of The Villages,” Trump tweeted, referring to the retirement community where the events happened. “The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Fall in the Fall. Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon!!!“
The president deleted the tweet a few hours later.
The post on Sunday was also Trump‘s latest brush with white nationalism, which critics say has been amplified under his presidency because of his inflammatory rhetoric, particularly on Twitter. In the past month Trump and his administration have been under fire for sharing videos, without context, that highlight racist messages and boost instances of a Black person clashing with a white person, one in a store and another at a subway station, to which Trump questioned: “Where are the protesters?“
In the video the president retweeted on Sunday, the pro-Trump parader twice exclaimed “white power” while holding his fist up; he was sitting next to another supporter chanting “Trump.” Another person, who appeared to be an anti-Trump protester, pointed toward him and responded: “There you go, white power.”
The golf-cart motorcade was met by anti-Trump seniors standing alongside the same road, who held counter-protester signs that read “Trump bigot and racist” and “Donald Trump white trash” and shouted profanities toward the supporters. One among the senior crowd called a supporter a “Nazi racist pig.”
This is of course not the first time that Trump has tweeted or retweeted racist content on this Twitter account, in fact, it happens with such regularity that one might think that it is in no way accidental.
Trump was excoriated online, but that will mean little to him or his followers.
In fact, one might argue that Trump does things like this to remind his supporters that he is still one of them.
You know, an old overweight white supremacist who drives around in a golf cart.