Man Yells 'White Power' in Video Retweeted, Then Deleted, by Trump

Headline Roundup June 29th, 2020

Over the weekend, President Donald Trump retweeted a video of Trump supporters at a Florida protest. In the video, a man is seen and heard yelling "white power." The president has since deleted the retweet, but not without widespread scrutiny. The White House said the president did not hear the phrase initially; White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the president was standing up for his supporters in Florida and elsewhere who've purportedly been "demonized."

Coverage from right-rated outlets concentrated more on Trump's expressed justifications for initially posting the video. Some left-rated voices cited the retweet as another example of Trump's purportedly racist agenda; some right-rated voices reflected on the news by decrying what they argue to be the ills of identity politics.

Man Yells 'White Power' in Video Retweeted, Then Deleted, by Trump

From the Right
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The White House said Sunday that President Trump didn’t hear someone shouting “white power” in a now-deleted retweet of a pro-Trump rally in Florida.

“He did not hear the one statement made on the video. What he did see was tremendous enthusiasm from his many supporters,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said.

The president had retweeted the video early Sunday showing a parade of Trump supporters in golf carts outfitted with “Trump 2020” and “Make America Great Again” signs in The Villages, a retirement community in central Florida near Orlando....

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From the Center
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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday defended President Trump's retweet a day earlier in which the president shared a video of a man in Florida shouting "white power," saying he did so to stand up for his supporters.

"The president did not hear that phrase in that portion of the video, and when it was signaled to him that this was in there he took that tweet down," McEnany told "Fox & Friends."

"But he made very clear to me that he stands with the people of The...

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From the Left
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OPINION

(CNN) - President Donald Trump on Sunday morning told America who he believes are "great people." They're the supporters who scream "white power" in response to those who call the President a racist.

That, at least, seemed to be the message from Trump's sharing of a two-minute video showing residents from a Florida community known as The Villages driving in golf carts adorned with signs such as "Trump 2020" and "America First." As these Trump supporters approached anti-Trump protesters, some of whom were holding up Black Lives Matters signs, one...

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